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Heavy rains in Gujarat kill 3 in a wall collapse and 1 with lightning

Three members of a family were killed in Gujarat’s Morbi after a wall of their house collapsed due to a lightning strike and rains.

Three members of a family were killed in a tragic incident in Gujarat’s Morbi district after a wall of their house collapsed due to the region’s incessant rains.

The victims were sleeping in their house in Sundaribhavani village, Halvad taluka, when the incident occurred late Sunday night. It’s worth noting that the Southwest Monsoon has advanced further into Gujarat, with heavy rains and thunderstorms reported in several districts on Sunday.

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When their house wall collapsed, the victims – a woman, her husband, and the latter’s brother – suffered serious injuries and died on the spot. According to a police official from Halvad, the victims were between the ages of 25 and 30.

According to the official, police rushed to the scene after being alerted by some villagers and transported the bodies to a Morbi hospital for autopsy. Another official said a woman was killed in a similar incident in the district’s Jhikiyari village on Sunday evening after being struck by lightning.

Intense rain is expected to continue along the west peninsular coast until June 14: IMD

Heavy thundershowers were reported in 91 talukas of Gujarat in the 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m. on Monday, according to the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC).

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It said 11 talukas in districts such as Mahisagar, Junagadh, Amreli, and Dahod received 25 to 75 mm of rain. According to SEOC data, the talukas of Halvad, Vankaner, and Tankara in Morbi district received heavy rains.

“Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Arabian Sea, some parts of Gujarat, entire Konkan, most parts of Madhya Maharashtra & Marathwada, Karnataka, Some parts of Telangana & Rayalaseema, some more parts of TN, most parts of SHWB, some parts of Bihar today,” the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

According to the report, the heatwave has passed in most parts of the country’s central and eastern regions. Intense rain is expected to continue along the west peninsular coast until Tuesday, June 14.

While heavy rains are expected to continue for another five days in the northeast and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim. Heat waves have been sweltering parts of the country for the past two months, and the arrival of the monsoon is expected to provide relief.

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