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46,000 families affected by heavy rain in western MP
46,000 families affected by heavy rain in western MP

Bhopal, Sep 16 (TIWN) Over 46,000 people from Mandsaur and Neemuch districts were shifted to safer places by late Sunday night as heavy rain continued to lash the western region of Madhya Pradesh, a government spokesperson said.

The two neighbouring districts in western Madhya Pradesh have received incessant rain since last few days and lives have been completely disrupted. The met office has warned of extremely heavy rainfall till Monday morning.  "More than 45,000 people have been rescued from 100 to 125 villages in Mandsaur. Some of these villages have been fully vacated while there has been partial evacuation in others," said Manoj Path joint director of public relations in a message late Sunday evening.  Besides 32,000 families in the catchment area of Indira Sagar and Sardar Sarovar dams are at risk of being inundated with the water rising alarmingly in the two dams. Civil society organisations have appealed to the government of Madhya Pradesh to help rescue the affected families in the Narmada vally.

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