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Incessant rain in Gujarat has led to flood like situation across the state, with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with Indian Air Force (IAF) evacuating more than 25,000 people from various districts submerged in water.

The government has issued high alert and the reuse operations are at place to contain the extent of damage.

Rajkot, Surendranagar and several other districts in the Saurashtra region are most affected by the heavy rains over a week now.

More than 20 highways, 60 roads and train services have taken a hit as they are completely submerged due to water logging.

An extra responsive team of IAF and NDRF has been placed in position if the situation escalates in the state.

Meanwhile, three people as they were swept away by overflow of water at Jasdan taluka in Rajkot, said the officials.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani called an emergency meeting to take a note of the situation and review the rescue operation.

The CM also did an aerial review of the parts worst hit by rains.

The state is expected to receive continues rainfall till July 29, said Met officials.

At least 70 people have lost their lives so far due to rain related incidents in the state in the last one month.

First Published | 25 July 2017 9:50 AM
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