The Madhya Pradesh government asked all government and private schools in Bhopal and Sehore districts to remain closed on Monday (September 9) in view of the heavy rains. It has been raining in Bhopal since Saturday night, due to which many lower areas are flooded, according to media reports.
As per the order issued by the District Collector Bhopal, “All government and private schools from classes 1 to 12 will remain closed on September 9 in view of the heavy rains in the district.”
While District Collector Sehore, Ajay Gupta said, “All government and private schools in Sehore district will remain closed tomorrow in view of the heavy rainfall.”
Also, 21 gates of Bargi Dam in the state have been opened due to which villages in the low-lying areas can face flood situation, said a state official.
The state administration has issued a red alert for regions near Narmada River and advised people not to venture near the water body.
Also, the students of Dolaria Government Higher Secondary School of Hoshangabad district are forced to study under the tree these days because the school campus has been flooded with rainwater for the past one month due to which the school staff along with students have to walk to school through the water.
Families of the students are concerned about insects and snakes in the flooded campus and are hesitant to send their children to the school which has led to a drop in attendance.
The school management complained to senior officials several times, but no action was taken to deal with the problem. However, the students continue to remain committed to their studies even under such challenging circumstances.
A two-year-old girl died after falling into an overflowing drain in Fanda area of Bhopal, police said. Police said the child, identified as Anushka Sen, fell into a drain in space near her house in Bhopal’s Fanda area. “She was found caught in a net in the drain and was declared dead on arrival by hospital authorities,” they said.
An India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told media personnel that Bhopal received 62.1 millimeters of rain between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm on Sunday (September 8).
The IMD has also issued an orange alert for heavy rains in many parts of the state.
Officials said five of 13 gates of Kaliasote reservoir in the capital city have been opened due to heavy rains.
Heavy rains also lashed Seoni, Mandla and Khandwa, officials said, adding that 12 out of 20 gates of Indira Sagar reservoir in Khandwa, the biggest in the state, had to be opened.