Bhopal: Excessive rains and flash floods have claimed as many as 51 lives in Madhya Pradesh in this monsoon season, besides damaging 7,824 houses and rendering scores of people homeless.
According to an official release on Wednesday, heavy rains killed 51 people and 215 cattle across the state.
About 10 people were killed in Sagar district, four each in Vidisha and Khargone, one each in Dindori, Bhind, Ujjain, Katni and Balaghat, five in Indore, three in Seoni, two each in Damoh and Ratlam, six in Dewas and seven in Rajgarh district, this monsoon.
Meanwhile, 88 cattle perished in Jabalpur, 45 in Sagar, 51 in Ratlam, nine in Vidisha, seven in Rajgarh, six in Ujjain, two in Khargone and one each in Katni and Seoni districts, it said.
A maximum of 5,468 houses were damaged in Sagar district, 1096 in Hoshangabad, 782 in Vidisha, 556 in Ratlam, 350 in Khargone, 209 in Jabalpur, 145 in Seoni, 132 in Balaghat, 95 in Rajgarh, 86 in Ujjain and one house was damaged in Katni district.
So far, a maximum of 1184.2 mm rains have been registered in Sagar district against a normal of 721 mm. Similarly, 539 mm above normal rain was recorded in Narsinghpur, 520 mm in Vidisha, 500 mm in Jabalpur, 475 mm in Indore, 468 mm in Rajgarh, 476 mm in Harda, 459 mm in Hoshangabad, 417 mm in Ashok Nagar and 414 mm excess rain in Bhopal district.