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Major rail networks and dozens of highways in Gujarat state have been interrupted by floodwaters, and power to more than 120 villages in badly-hit areas was cut.

More than 2,000 people have been rescued from low-lying areas in the region and shifted to safer locations.

Heavy rain has been lashing the state since July 15th. The Indian Meteorological Department predicted heavy rain to batter the state for another two days.

State Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has called a high-level meeting to ensure that emergency services are on the alert as rains are not showing any immediate signs of ebbing. "The Chief Minister is personally taking stock of the situation," a Government official said.

Local TV channels reported that additional disaster management teams have been dispatched to the state to help those affected by rains and also showed footage of some rivers flowing near the danger mark./.

Compiled by BTA