Watch | Flood waters wash away 2 bridges in Datia, Madhya Pradesh
- The bridges connected Gwalior and Datia
- They were bult in 2009
- According to IMD, the rainfall activity in MP will reduce on Wednesday
Two bridges in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district collapsed after water was released from the Manikheda dam. The bridges that connected Datia and Gwalior were seen getting washed away due to the strong river current on the Sindh river.
The incident was reported by ANI on Tuesday. The bridge in the video was built in 2009. It had witnessed a stampede in October 2013, where 115 devotees were killed, NDTV reported.
According to reports, the collapse of the bridges can be attributed to the water gush that occurred after the opening of the 10 gates of the Manikheda Dam. The gates were opened due to the rise in the water level of the Sindh river. As shown in an ANI video, a large volume of water gushed through the gates.
"10 gates of Manikheda Dam have been opened, and the affected villages were alerted," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed earlier in the day.
Madhya Pradesh has been experiencing heavy rainfall since Monday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued red and orange alerts for 25 districts in the state, predicting heavy to extremely heavy rainfall. The Gwalior-Chambal region was the worst hit. Several Air Force teams were deployed to carry out rescue operations in the area,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured help to Madhya Pradesh, the CM Shivraj Singh Chohan said in a tweet.
“We have asked for 4 columns of the army so that they are able to rescue the people who are stranded due to the floods. SDRF team is doing good work. 2 ministers are in Shivpuri and are monitoring the situation and are in talks with me,” ANI quoted Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
According to the IMD forecast, the state should see a significant reduction in the current spell of intense rainfall activity from Wednesday.