Incessant torrential downpour killed four persons, including a 53-year-old bedridden paralysed woman, in Nagpur, police said on Saturday.Earlier today, it has been reported that water gushed into homes and residential areas inundating several roads as the city received about 90 mm of rain between 2 am and 4 am.So far, over 400 people, including 70 students from a school for the speech and hearing-impaired, were rescued.
In light of the current situation, the weather department has issued an orange alert in the district for the next 24 hours.
The administration has declared a holiday for schools and colleges as a precautionary measure.
Death toll reaches 4 in Nagpur
In the first case, flood water entered the house of Sandhya Dhore and her mother Sayabai Dhore (72) in Surendragadh, leading to relatives managing to rescue the latter while the former was left behind as she could not be moved from her bed, an official said.
In Gittikhadan, 70-year-old Meerabai Kappuswamy, who lived alone, died after water entered her home at around 2am, he said, adding the body was found at 6am by relatives.
On Saturday evening, an unidentified body was found in a 'nullah' (major drain) near Panchsheel Square under Dhantoli police station limits, the official informed.
The fourth death was of tea vendor Sanjay Shankar Gadegaokar (52), a resident of Ayodhya Nagar, who drowned in a flooded pit on the premises of Government Medical College and Hospital at 3 am.