Bundelkhand hit by monsoon fury, Army's help sought to
After wreaking havoc in other parts of the country, the monsoon reached the
region of Bundelkhand causing floods in what is considered among the driest
parts of the country.
note of swelling rivers, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed the
regional authorities to remain alert.
The district administration in Sagar had to take the help of Army personnel
to rescue 37 persons marooned in a village on the bank of swollen Dhasan river.
"The water level in the river suddenly rose up taking the villager and the
administration by surprise. The alert villagers immediately informed the
adminstraion who swung into action taking help of the Army personnel and rescued
37 stranded persons to safety on Thursday night itself," said Shahghat tehsildar
Sagar, Ashok Awasti.
According to him, seven persons saved themselves climbing over trees and 30
others took shelter in a temple.
Courtesy : Daily Bhaskar