The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were pressed into service in the worst affected Banaskantha and Kutch districts, while rail as well as road traffic were hit due to rains. Power supply was disrupted in several areas.

Central Gujarat and Saurashtra region also received good rains in the past two days. Ahmedabad district reported maximum casualties as six persons died since yesterday, while Banaskantha district registered four deaths today, the officials said.

While, three rain related casualties were reported each from Patan, Rajkot and Kutch districts, one casualty each was registered from Sabarkantha, Surat and Navasari districts, officials at the state control room for rains stated.

According to Ahmedabad collector Rajkumar Beniwal, three people died in Detroj town in the district after a house collapsed late last night due to heavy rains. A middle-aged man also died due to electrocution near Raipur area of the city today, co-ordinating officer of the 108 Emergency Service Jitendra Sahi said.

Chief Minister Anandiben Patel held a meeting with various Department Secretaries to review the situation in Kutch, Banaskantha and Patan districts and took stock of relief operations across the state, according to a government release.

Patel directed the administration to give facilities like health care, water and sanitation to the affected people on priority basis. She also directed to restore electricity supply in around 2,929 villages, it added.

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