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Madhya Pradesh rain Live: 2-yr-old drowns in drain, state govt declares holiday for schools

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, with the India Meteorological Department predicting heavy to very heavy downpour in 32 districts of the state. Schools will remain closed today.

Madhya Pradesh rain Live: 2-yr-old drowns in drain, state govt declares holiday for schools

It has been raining in Bhopal since Saturday night, due to which many areas are flooded.

All government and private schools in Bhopal and Sehore districts of Madhya Pradesh have been directed to remain closed today following incessant rain in several parts of the state.

After heavy rains lashed Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy to very heavy downpour in 32 districts of the state till Monday morning. For latest updates on the situation in Madhya Pradesh, stay tuned to IndiaToday.in.

Here are Live updates from Madhya Pradesh

8.10 am:Seoni: Three people were washed away in the Wainganga river. One rescued, 2 missing

8.08 am: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."

8.05 am: Two-year-old girl drowns in Bhopal

The two-year-old died after she fell into an overflowing drain in Bhopal, police said. A toddler identified as Anushka Sen fell into a drain in spate near her house in Fanda area of Bhopal, assistant sub inspector Rajesh Manjhi of Khajuri police station said.

"She was found caught in a net in the drain. She was declared dead on arrival by hospital authorities," he added.

8.01 am: Heavy rains lash Madhya Pradesh: It has been raining in Bhopal since Saturday night, due to which many lower areas are flooded.

7.58 am: Heavy to very heavy rain in 32 districts: After heavy rains lashed several parts of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy downpour in 32 districts of the state till Monday morning.

IMD official PK Shah said Bhopal received 62.1 millimetres of rain between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm on Sunday. Officials said five of 13 gates of Kaliasote reservoir in the capital city have been opened due to heavy rains.

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