Gandhinagar: While South Gujarat and Saurashtra regions of the state continue to receive heavy rainfall, Kutch and other regions of North Gujarat have received only scant showers so far this monsoon. South Gujarat and Saurashtra have already received 57 and 46 percent of the season’s rains respectively. While Kutch and North Gujarat have received only 2 and 18 percent seasonal rains this season so far.

Till now 28 people have lost their lives due to heavy rains. The incessant rainfall has thrown life out of gear in districts of Jamnagar, Junagadh, and Rajkot. Rainfall in Gir-Somnath, Bhavnagar and Amreli districts has been reduced slightly. Saurashtra region's Botad, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Gir-Somnath, and Junagadh have received 20 percent more rains than the average so far.

Three people lost their lives on Tuesday due to heavy rains. Dharmendra Chavda, a young man who was riding his motorcycle during the floods drowned in a river in Bhupgad, while a 45-year-old woman died after she got electrocuted. 17 people from Sutrapada village have been reported missing till Tuesday. Villages in Una taluka have almost submerged into the flood waters.

NDRF teams are working day and night to save those trapped in the rain floods and has so far rescued 3500 people. NDRF teams have been deployed in Aravalli, Mahisagar and Vadodara districts. 20 NDRF teams have been deployed in Saurashtra alone. 171 state roads have been shut and 147 villages are being supplied clean drinking through tankers.

Of the 203 dams in the state, 5 have already filled up to its brim. Though farmers have started sowing, they are also worried that if the heavy rains continue, it might destroy their crops too.

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