Madhya Pradesh flood: Army performs rescue operations

New Delhi, Aug 23 : The Indian Army on Friday said a flood like situation has developed in the Hoshangabad and Chindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh due to incessant rains and rise in water levels of Narmada River.

"About 1000 people have been marooned due to opening of the gates in Tawa and Bargi Dams," the Army said in a statement.

In Hoshangabad, the Army is providing assistance for flood relief operations.

"Five columns of Army including Engineers and Medical teams and eight Boat Assault Universal Type (BAUTS) have been deployed for the relief operations at Hoshangabad. Army Helicopters are standby to meet any eventuality," the statement said.

About 200 people have been rescued so far due to swift action by the Army.

One Army column is enroute to Chindwara for relief operations and evacuation of stranded villagers.

--IBNS (Posted on 23-08-2013)

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