Bhiwapur villages flooded after heavy rains in Nagpur

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 14:56

Nagpur: Hundreds of people were affected when more than 25 villages were flooded early Sunday due to heavy downpour resulting in Madhu river overflowing in Bhiwapur taluka near here, official sources said.

Owing to heavy rainfall this morning, Madhu river and nearby rivulets were flooded and water entered many houses in over 25 villages in Bhiwapur taluka of Nagpur district, Bhiwapur tehsildar D S Badhiye told a news agency.

The exact number of affected villagers could not be ascertained immediately but they have been shifted to schools and community centres, he said.
Local revenue officials have reached the villages even as the water started receding by noon.

Most parts of the region were experiencing rains since last night, though there were no reports of flooding from other places, police said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 14:55
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