Rajkot: At least 12 people were killed in separate rain-related incidents in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, police said Monday.
Six persons of a family drowned in Ranikpar river last
evening when the vehicle in which they were travelling
overturned due to flooding in Jasdan town here, they said.
The victims have been identified as Batuk Sareriya,
Geeta Sareriya, Babu Sareriya, Govind Sareriya, Sadhna and
Ramesh Domdadiya, police said. Two others-- Bhagwan and Sandip
Sareriya-- were rescued by locals with the help of fire
In Morbi town, two teenagers identified as Shiru Koli
(17) and Arif Mathakiya (12) drowned in Macchu river.
A 45-year-old woman Rakhu Gohil of Junagadh district died
after being struck by lightning when she was working in her
field, police said.
Two others--Hemlata Savaliya drowned and Geeta Dalit
drowned in Ozat river in Junagadh district.
Meanwhile, nearly 50 labourers in Shapar industrial zone
here were shifted to safer places due to heavy downpour in the
region during the last 12 hours after water entered in their
huts on the city outskirts, police said.
Rajkot received more than 75 mm rainfall in past 12
hours, followed by Kutch-76mm, Amreli-74mm, Dhoraji-125mm,
Junagadh-52mm and Bhavnagar-80mm.