All government and private schools in Bhopal and Sehore districts of Madhya Pradesh will remain closed on Monday in view of the heavy rains. It has been raining in Bhopal since Saturday night, due to which many lower areas are flooded.
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.”
A two-year-old girl died after falling into an overflowing drain in Fanda area of Bhopal, police said.
An India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said Bhopal received 62.1 millimetres of rain between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm on Sunday.
The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy downpour in 32 districts of the state till Monday morning.
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.