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Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Not seen such devastation in 70 years, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan | Bhopal News – Times of India

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said the state has not seen such devastation in the last 70 years after heavy rain ravaged the Gwalior-Chambal region, leaving two dead.
Bridges and other infrastructure bore the burnt from the floods.
Shivpuri and Sheopur districts recorded one death each.

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<p>Floods continued to wreak havoc in north Madhya Pradesh, particularly the Gwalior-Chambal region, on Wednesday, with the death toll rising to 14, three more bridges being swept away and hundreds more villages submerged. (Photo: Indian Air Force/Twitter)</p>

Seven people have also been injured – four in Guna, two in Shivpuri and one in Morena – in rain related incidents.
The heavy showers damaged bridges near the Ratangarh temple (Datia) and Sankua because of which many people were stuck there, Chouhan said.

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In the morning, Chouhan spoke to commissioners and inspector generals of Gwalior and Chambal divisions (comprising Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Sheopur, Morena and Bhind districts) to take stock of the flood situation and rescue operations, an official from the state administration in Bhopal said.
The chief minister also informed that an air operation was started to rescue people in the flood-hit Bhind district and Karera in Shivpuri district.

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“The state has not seen such devastation in the last 70 years that the rain-ravaged Gwalior-Chambal region is facing. Bridges near the Ratangarh Mata Temple and Sankua in the area were damaged and many people got stranded in those areas,” the official said quoting Chouhan.
On Wednesday night, 57 people were rescued from Kali Pahadi in Shivpuri district, officials said, adding that efforts were on to rescue 35 more people stranded there.
Besides, 13 people were rescued from Teela area in Shivpuri, they said.
Chouhan spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the morning to inform him about the latest flood situation, and rescue and relief operations.
He told the PM about major damages caused to the infrastructure, crops, power and telecom networks and about the requirement of basic necessities, the officials said.
The prime minister has assured all possible help to the state to deal with the situation, they said.
Chouhan also briefed Union home minister Amit Shah about the flood situation in the state.
Meanwhile, the rainfall activity has reduced in the Gwalior-Chambal region in the last 24 hours, said P K Saha, the senior meteorologist at the India Meteorological Department‘s (IMD) Bhopal office.
He said Shivpuri and Sheopur received 37mm and 11mm rainfall, respectively, in the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Thursday.
“The low pressure (formed) over north-west (Gwalior and Chambal) Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring areas now lies over central parts of north MP (including Bhopal) and adjoining areas,” he added.
With PTI inputs
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