Eight killed in flash floods in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Stating that at least eight people have lost their lives so far in the flash floods, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Saturday said the rescue efforts are on to help those trapped.

Briefing the media here, Chauhan said there was flooding at several places following incessant rains over the last few days.

“Rewa and Satna were in particular affected. In Satna, at least 600 people have taken shelter in relief camps.but the situation there is now under control. It is raining heavily in Bhopal since last night,” he said, adding that there was water logging in many slum areas.

The Chief Minister further said many parts of the state have been inundated and the helicopters are carrying out sorties to provide assistance to the flood-hit people in Rewa and Satna districts.

“In Satna, the army helicopters have saved the lives of almost five people, but the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) helped 4,000 people in the entire region during floods,” Chauhan said.

The Chief Minister further said the administration is ready for the challenge and all rescue teams have been put on standby.

“Several packets of food have also been distributed to the people affected by flood. And as per requirement, the people will also be shifted to the relief camps,” he added.