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Heavy rains lash parts of south Guj, 600 relocated in Navsari

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Some districts in south witnessed heavy rains that affected normal life in several cities, including Navsari, where 600 people living in low-lying areas were shifted to safer places, officials said today.

taluka received 178 mm rainfall overnight, while Jalalpore city (in district) received 169 mm rainfall, officials of the disaster control department of the district collectorate said.

in is flowing near the danger mark, the officials said.

"Heavy rains threw normal life out of gear in Navsari as it led to water-logging and caused traffic jams. Low-lying areas in Kaliawadi locality were inundated and the disaster management officials shifted around 600 people to safer places," an said.

"Overnight, people from areas like Rajivnagar society, Bhut Bungalow, Jakatnaka and others were relocated. Besides shelter, they are being given and other facilities till the situation improves," he said.

The district administration ordered closure of schools in the affected areas. They will remain shut till the situation improves.

In Jalalpore, around 40 people were shifted to safer places from Halpatwas locality, the said.

and districts in south also received heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight, which affected the normal life. However, the situation improved to some extent today.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 18:30 IST