Heavy and incessant rains in most parts during the last 48 hours gave rise to a flood-like situation in Madhya Pradesh even as one person was killed in wall collapse in the city, official sources said here today.
Most of the rivers in the state were overflowing leading to many villages being cut-off from others areas. Rivers like Narmada, Betwa and Tawa were in spate, sources said.
The rains had severely affected the telephone lines and communication between Vidisha and Ashoknagar, and Bhopal and Sagar remained cut-off, sources said. Police said a man was killed and five others sustained injuries when a wall of their house collapsed in the Old City area of Bhopal last evening.
Water gushed inside many houses in the low-lying areas of the city, thereby increasing their woes, sources said. Incidentally, a fear of drought hovered over the state a fortnight back, which has now changed into a flood-like situation owing to heavy rainfall.
According to Met department, there will be no respite from the heavy downpour in the next two days. PTI