Four people, including a 53-year-old woman, died due to floods triggered by the rainsNagpur:
In Maharashtra's Nagpur, heavy rains since Friday night brought normal life to a standstill in the city. In just 4 hours, 100 mm of rain was received and many residential areas of the city were flooded. The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert in Nagpur and surrounding areas for the next few days. The administration has declared a holiday in school colleges as a precautionary measure. In Nagpur, four people, including a 53-year-old woman, died due to floods triggered by heavy rains. The police gave this information on Saturday.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a compensation of Rs 53 lakh to the kin of each of the deceased late Saturday evening. Meanwhile, other relatives managed to leave the house, but sandhya Dhore, a paralysed victim, was left at home as she was unable to walk.
"Sandhya Dhore drowned after the water level in the room rose. The official said that flood water entered the room of 70-year-old Mirabai Kappuswamy, who lives alone in Gittikhadan, at <> am on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. Mirabai's body was exhumed by relatives around <> am, he said.
According to the official, the unidentified body was recovered from a 'drain' near Panchsheel intersection under Dhantoli police station limits on Saturday evening. In the fourth case, Sanjay Shankar Gadegaonkar (52), a tea vendor from Ayodhya Nagar, drowned in a pit in the premises of the Government Medical College and Hospital at <> am on Friday and Saturday, he said. Sanjay had come to the hospital to meet a relative, the official said. Ajni police have registered a case of accidental death.
Over 70 people, including 400 students of a school, were shifted to safer places after heavy rains over the past few hours caused flooding in most parts of Nagpur. Ambazari lake has been flooded due to heavy rains. This has affected the low-lying areas around. Other parts of the city have also been affected.
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