Unseasonal rains claim 22 lives in Madhya Pradesh; Kamal Nath criticises Modi for limiting concern to similar deaths in Gujarat

Unseasonal rains accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning hit various parts of Madhya Pradesh, leaving 22 people dead

Press Trust of India April 18, 2019 18:57:35 IST
Unseasonal rains claim 22 lives in Madhya Pradesh; Kamal Nath criticises Modi for limiting concern to similar deaths in Gujarat
  • Unseasonal rains accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning left 22 people dead in Madhya Pradesh

  • Rains claimed three lives each in Indore and Shajapur, four in Dhar and two each in Khargone, Sehore and Ratlam

  • Four persons, including two minors, were killed in Dhar district's Pipalla and Dahi villages after they were hit by lightning

Bhopal: Unseasonal rains accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning hit various parts of Madhya Pradesh, leaving 22 people dead, senior police officials said Wednesday.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath expressed grief over the deaths and took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his tweet on unseasonal rains, charging he was concerned only about his home state Gujarat.

Unseasonal rains claim 22 lives in Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath criticises Modi for limiting concern to similar deaths in Gujarat

Commuters travel on a waterlogged street in Jabalpur. PTI

According to officials, rains lashed parts of the state on Tuesday night, claiming three lives each in Indore and Shajapur, four in Dhar, two each in Khargone, Sehore and Ratlam and one each in Alirajpur, Seoni Rajgarh, Sehore, Barwani and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Four persons, including two minors, were killed in Dhar district's Pipalla and Dahi villages after they were hit by lightning, an official release said.In Indore's Hatod police station area, three persons, including two minors, were killed after being struck by lightning. Three others were killed in separate incidents in Shajapur when thunderstorm and lightning hit them.

Two persons each were killed in Ratlam and Sehore districts after being struck by lightning. Besides, one person each was killed in Alirajpur, Rajgarh, Seoni, Sheopur, Chhindwara and Barwani in similar incidents, the release said, adding that assistance had been provided to victims' kin as per rules.

Nath expressed grief over the deaths and alleged that Modi's concerns were limited to his home state Gujarat. "Modiji, you are the PM of the country and not of Gujarat. In MP also, more than 10 persons were killed because of unseasonal rains, storm and lightning. But you have confined your feelings to Gujarat only. Though your party has no government here, people live here also," Nath said in a tweet.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, Modi expressed anguish over loss of lives in various parts of Gujarat due to unseasonal rains. "Authorities are monitoring the situation very closely. All possible assistance is being given to those affected," he tweeted. Later the prime minister said, "We stand in solidarity with all those affected due to unseasonal rainfall in various parts of the country."

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

MPBSE 10th Result 2020 Updates: Girls outdo boys with pass percent of 65.87 compared to 60.09; check mpbse.nic.in, mpresults.nic.in
India

MPBSE 10th Result 2020 Updates: Girls outdo boys with pass percent of 65.87 compared to 60.09; check mpbse.nic.in, mpresults.nic.in

MPBSE 10th Result 2020 DECLARED Updates: 15 first rank holders emerged as the MPBSE declared Class 10 results. Moreover, 360 students held the first 10 ranks, with Hoshangabad's Sonam Patel and Seoni's Sandhya Thakur holding the second rank.

Allegations of conflict of interest levied against Virat Kohli are 'absurd,' says Cornerstone CEO Bunty Sajdeh
First Cricket News

Allegations of conflict of interest levied against Virat Kohli are 'absurd,' says Cornerstone CEO Bunty Sajdeh

Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta has alleged that Kohli is conflicted as he occupies two posts — captain of the Indian team and director of a venture which has co-directors linked to Cornerstone Sport

Locust menace: FAO asks India to remain on high alert for next four weeks, insects likely to return to Rajasthan
India

Locust menace: FAO asks India to remain on high alert for next four weeks, insects likely to return to Rajasthan

The FAO said that spring-bred locust swarms that migrated to Indo-Pakistan border and travelled east to northern states, are expected to return to Rajasthan.