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One killed, two others escape as strong current sweeps car of bridge in Rajkot, Gujarat

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One person was killed and two others had a narrow escape when the van they were travelling in were swept away by strong currents on the outskirts of Rajkot on Sunday. The three were travelling in a Bolero car and were crossing a bridge that had slightly submerged under water from the Khokhardar river. The strong currents swept the car off the bridge into the river.

“There were three people in the van two of them managed to come out of the vehicle before it got swept away while the third was missing and rescue efforts are on to find him,” said a police official. Given the delay in finding the person, officials suspect him to be dead.


Saurashtra received heavy rainfall with Gir Somnath, Junagadh, Amreli, Morbi, Jamnagar and Devbhoomi Dwarka seeing heavy downpour.

Sutrapada taluka of Gir Somnath got 99mm of rain in just four hours between 12 pm and 4 pm while Visavadar taluka in Junagadh received 77 mm rainfall between 6 am and 4 pm. Khambha in Amreli got 69mm rainfall during the same period. The met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places in Saurashtra, north and south Gujarat over the next three days.