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Flash Flood in India on August 01 2019 04:11 AM (UTC).

At least six people have died in rain-related incidents as torrential downpour lashed Gujarat's Vadodara city till late Wednesday night, forcing authorities to shut down the airport and terminate or reschedule several trains. The city received 442 mm of rain in just 12 hours between 8 am and 8 pm on Wednesday, the highest in Gujarat in the period, said a release by the state government.

Of this, 286 mm of rain fell in just four hours ending at 8 pm, the release added. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places over Gujarat. "Strong winds, speed reaching 40-50 km/h, are likely to prevail over along and off Gujarat-Maharashtra-Goa coasts.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas," the weather department said. All schools and colleges have been ordered to remain shut on Thursday. "The downpour has stopped in Vadodara. But still, there is heavy rain forecast for other parts of the state...

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