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Heavy rains pummel parts of MP, normal life affected

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Heavy rains lashed parts of Madhya Pradesh, including the state capital, where major water-logging created hardships for the people.

In Bhopal, which recorded 11 cm rainfall in 24 hours till 8 am today, the low-lying areas were flooded due to overnight downpour. sat on a in the middle of a waterlogged road near in the city today to take stock of the situation.

"district and Mhow in district recorded the highest rainfall of 15 cm in 24 hours till 8 am," Dr G D Mishra, of India Meteorological Department (IMD), told

While many schools in remained shut due to the downpour, those that were open witnessed thin attendance as most of the children could not reach their schools due to flooded roads. People could be seen wading through waist-deep water in the morning to reach their destinations.

According to Mishra, Bhopal, Indore, and divisions received heavy rains in the 24 hours till this morning.

"Torrential rains are likely in parts of 22 districts of Madhya Pradesh, including and Jabalpur, in the next 24 hours," he said.

The overnight spell of rains inundated many parts of Bhopal, following which power supply in some parts of the old city area of Bhopal was snapped.

Sharma, who sat on a in knee-deep water to monitor the situation, called up the and asked him to organise a meeting tomorrow to discuss the situation.

He told the that immediate steps need to be taken so that no untoward incident takes place due to water-logging.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 17:30 IST