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Dramatic Clip Shows 2 Washed Away in J&K's Chenab River; Rain Havoc Amid IMD's 'Monsoon' Alert in Parts of India

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Last Updated: August 11, 2022, 15:07 IST

New Delhi, India

Two people were washed away in J&K's Chenab river after heavy rain in the region. Rescue operations underway (CNN-News18 Image)

Two people were washed away in J&K's Chenab river after heavy rain in the region. Rescue operations underway (CNN-News18 Image)

Mumbai and its suburbs witnessed moderate rains over the last 24 hours as the city braces for more moderate showers with strong wind over the next 24 hours, according to the IMD predictions.

Two people were washed away in flash floods in River Chenab located in the Ramban district of Jammu region. According to officials, rescue efforts are underway to locate and safely rescue the victims. Heavy rain was reported in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. In Ramban town, 2 feared Dead; bikes, cars washed away as roads turned river.

Heavy rain was also reported in part of Himachal Pradesh with some pats of the several cities submerged in water.

Flash Floods in Parts of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra

Three people were swept away in swollen drains after heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, according to PTI. This even as while IMD predicted a risk of flash floods in the Vidarbha region. Rain alert was sounded in several parts of the country amid IMD’s warning that active monsoon conditions are set to continue over several parts of India including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat among other areas.

Mumbai and its suburbs witnessed moderate rains over the last 24 hours as the city braces for more moderate showers with strong wind over the next 24 hours, according to the IMD predictions. It has also forecast occasional strong winds with a speed of 40-50 kilometre per hour and very likely to reach up to 60 kmph.

Showers in Mumbai however did not affect public transport services as local trains and bus services of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) is said to be operating normally. According to civic officials, there was no diversion of bus services in Mumbai city.

‘Red Alert’ In Parts of Maharashtra

Meanwhile, the IMD issued a ‘red alert’ for north Konkan, north central Maharashtra, east and west Vidarbha, forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall in these regions. According to the IMD, relief is likely after August 12.

Rain has been lashing parts of Maharashtra since Sunday and the IMD said the heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the state. The IMD has also issued an ‘orange alert’ for Marathwada, south central Maharashtra and south Konkan.

Rain Alert Also in Parts of Gujarat, Madhra Pradesh

The IMD has also predicted heavy to very heavy rain for South Gujarat and Saurashtra region for the next three days.

The IMD said, due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, these two regions can receive very heavy rains and has hence issued a red alert warning. A rain alert has also been sounded in parts of Madhya Pradesh that has been seeing isolated showers.

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first published:August 11, 2022, 07:32 IST
last updated:August 11, 2022, 15:07 IST