Heavy rains throw life out of gear in Chhattisgarh
Flash floods caused by heavy torrential rains in Naxal-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh has hit over 9,000 people in the region, rendering scores of them homeless, official sources said on Saturday.
Raipur: Flash floods caused by heavy
torrential rains in Naxal-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh
has hit over 9,000 people in the region, rendering scores of
them homeless, official sources said on Saturday.
About 91 marooned persons were airlifted and rescued by
helicopters and motorboats in Nadibodna area and shifted to
relief camps in Nagarnar, after continuous downpour since last
last three days in Bastar and nearby areas.
Floods in several villages threw life out of gear and
many highways in Bastar region have been cut off due to rains,
Rescue teams comprising local divers, home guard jawans
and police personnel have been deployed in the area for
immediate relief operations, food supply and medical aid to
affected people, sources said.
Indravati and other adjoining rivers in the district were
flowing close to their danger levels while several other
tributaries were swelling up fast due to continuous showers.
The overflowing Narangi river in Bastar caused flash
floods in Palabahar, Badeamabal, Kohkasiwani and several
villages like Tarapur, Baniyagaoan, Belgaon, Ulnar, Kohkapal,
Malgaon, Talnar in Bakawand division besides Takarguda,
Badanji, Kumhali, Benidharaur, Chandela and Kakner villages in
In Jagdalpur, many areas like Dhanpunji, Nagarnar,
Bhejapadar, Nadibodna, Upanpal, Dhongaghat were affected.
Bastar Collector M M Paraste said floods and heavy rains
have affected 9,000 people in these areas while one person was
killed in Kondagaon, when he was washed away in heavy
Several livestock deaths were reported from these areas.
Also round-the-clock flood alert groups have been set in
district headquarters and tehsils to keep a check on the
situation, Paraste said.