Hundreds rescued after Indian flood

Rescuers have saved 354 train passengers trapped for two days in neck-deep water on flooded rail tracks in India's western Gujarat state.

    Heavy rains forced 200,000 people to flee their homes

    Heavy rains forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people from their homes, police said on Saturday.

     

    The Indore-Gandhinagar Shanti Express and its passengers were submerged on Thursday morning by flood waters raging through parts of India, after a lengthy heat wave.

     

    "All the passengers have been saved by army soldiers and local police," said Director-General of Police A K Bhargava, the police chief of Gujarat state. "All of them have been moved to safer places."

     

    The rescue was carried out late on Friday and there were no casualties, he said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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