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Over 1,000 evacuated as heavy rains lash Gujarat; flood waters recede in Assam

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 7 July 2020
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News video: Several coastal areas swamped as heavy rains lash western India

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Following a heavy downpour, numerous instances of devastation along the coastline have been reported in western India’s Gujarat on Monday (July 6). According to reports, the state has received 22 percent of its average rainfall during the season, which has been recorded to be 183 mm (7 inches)...

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