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Heavy rains in Yavatmal district, floods claim four lives

Press Trust of India  |  Yavatmal (Maha) 

Four persons were washed away since Sunday as heavy rains are lashing the district, authorities said today.

Several rivers and streams in the district are in flood.

The district has recorded an average 299 mm of rainfall in the current season, while 40.33 mm of rainfall was recorded since yesterday, Met department officials said.

Vikas (19), Vinod Laxman Vilal (35) at Banshi in Pusad tehsil, (27) at Pettur in Wani tehsil and (26) at Kondi in Kelapur tehsil were washed away in flooded nullahs.

Their bodies have been fished out, district officials said.

The Painganga and Nirguda rivers are high at some places in the district, officials said.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 18:45 IST