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Aug 30, 2011 at 08:47am IST

Floods in Gujarat, people stranded on roads

New Delhi: As monsoon fury continues across India, the latest to be hit is Gujarat. Incessant rains have caused floods in parts of Navsari, crippling normal life. The floods have cut off roads, bridges and inundated vast areas. The residential areas of Surat have also been flooded after the Tapi river overflowed in Navsari.

Hundreds of people and vehicles remain stranded due to roads either being cut-off by the floodwaters or closed as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, eastern India has also been facing a flood of miseries. Several villages in Malda district of West Bengal were flooded after a breach in the embankment of two rivers.

Authorities have said that relief measures have been provided and arrangements have been made for the farmers who have incurred heavy losses due to large-scale damage of their farmlands.