Heavy rains hit Gujarat; 3 people from the same family killed in the collapse of a wall

Heavy rains hit several parts of Gujarat on Sunday evening in which four people were killed, according to the PTI news agency. Three family members were killed after a wall collapsed in the Morbi district.

The incident happened on Sunday evening as the victims were sleeping in their house in Sundaribhavani village under Halvad taluka of the district.

The victims – a wife, her husband and his brother – were seriously injured when the wall of their house collapsed and died instantly. They were in the 25 to 30 age bracket, an official from the Halvad police station said.

In a separate incident, a woman was killed after being struck by lightning yesterday in the district’s Jhikiyari village.

Rain or thunderstorms were reported in 91 talukas of Gujarat during the 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m. Monday, according to the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). Eleven talukas in districts like Mahisagar, Junagadh, Amreli and Dahod recorded rainfall ranging from 25mm to 75mm.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the heatwave conditions have eased in most places in the central and adjoining regions of the country.

The IMD said conditions would continue to be favorable for the continuation of the advancing monsoon in other parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, Sikkim, from Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar over the next four days.

He said intense rains along the west coast of the peninsula are expected to continue until Tuesday June 14. While the ongoing wave of heavy rains in the northeast and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim is expected to continue for five more days.

IMD precipitation forecast until June 15:

1. Isolated/scattered rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds very likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal for most days of the week.

2. Fairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rains with thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Karnataka, Kerala, Mahé and Lakshadweep; scattered to fairly widespread rains over Andhra Pradesh and Yanam and Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal and Telangana for most days of the week.

3. The southwest monsoon is likely to progress over other parts of eastern and central India and parts of Uttar Pradesh.

4. Overall, rainfall activity is likely to be above normal over northeast and eastern India (excluding Odisha) and northwest India. India and is likely to be below normal over southern peninsula and central India, IMD said.

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