Nagpur: Torrential rains in last 48 hours wreaked havoc in south Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, especially in Bhamragarh tehsil, bordering Chhattisgarh. Over 150 villagers of the tribal district were cut-off from the mainstream following flash floods triggered by incessant rains.
The district administration stated that five tahsils of south Gandchiroli, Mulchera, Bhamragarh, Etapalli, Sironcha and Aheri, almost all the tribal areas were badly affected following heavy rains. Among the villages which were affected include the Hemalkasa of Magsaysay award winner Prakash Amte.
Nullahs and Parlakota river near Bhamrahgarh are in spate after the rains. The water level of Aheri nullah rose because the water level of the nearby Pranhita river crossed the danger mark.
Similarly, the water level of Indravati that divides the Maharashtra and neighbouring Chhattisgarh also increased and created havoc in the nearby tribal villages.
The divisional commissioner of Nagpur division, Anoop Kumar reviewed the flood situation in the region and directed the concerned officials, particularly Gadchiroli and Chandrapur district administrations, to provide necessary compensation to the families for damage of houses.
With no signs of rains receding, the district administration has geared up to evacuate people from the low-lying areas of the Bhamragarh. Fire, police officials have been roped in to service to restore road connectivity where trees have fallen.