The incessant rain from Tuesday evening till the morning of Wednesday wreaked havoc in Nagpur. While water gushed inside houses and basements in several parts of the city, heavy waterlogging was reported from roads, intersections and underpasses on the highway.
In an unfortunate incident, a portion of the famous Shiv temple in Bhaldarpura collapsed in the early hours of Wednesday due to an overnight spell of incessant rains. Around five-six persons including a child were injured in the incident.
The incident occurred at around 4 am in morning. The debris of the temple had fallen on the nearby houses. All the injured persons have been rescued safely and were rushed to Mayo Hospital.
Apart from this the water level in Amzabari lake, Futala lake, and Sonegaon lake is increasing and has reached to the overflow mark on Wednesday morning.
The regional Meteorological Centre, Nagpur has issued an orange alert of Heavy to very heavy rainfall and thunderstorm with lightning in Nagpur for Wednesday.
According to the data issued by RMC 88.7 mm rainfall was recorded from 8:30 pm on Tuesday to 8:30 am on Wednesday. This monsoon season Nagpur city received 1047.7 mm of rainfall since June 1.
On Wednesday 16 gates of Navegaon Khairi Dam have been opened by 2 meters and nearly 3000 cumecs of water is being released from them.
Authorities have issued a warning to the villagers living alongside the river and citizens are being urged to take necessary care and precautions.