• Wednesday, May 18, 2022

ASIA

Seventeen members of same family found dead in Gujarat floods

By: Sarwar Alam

Seventeen members of the same Indian family were found dead on Wednesday (26) as floodwaters receded from a village in Gujarat, officials said, as the death toll from the state-wide disaster climbed above 110. “They seem to have drowned in the floodwaters. The bodies were found buried in muck,” A B Parmar, a police inspector at the scene said, adding the deceased were from the same family. A senior Gujarati government official, Pankaj Kumar, confirmed the discovery of the bodies in Banaskantha district. Gujarat’s state emergency authority said at least 12 other bodies were found overnight as rescue crews sifted…

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