2017 Gujarat flood

2017 Gujarat flood
Helicopter deployed for rescue
Helicopter deployed by Indian Air Force for rescue
DateJune – July 2017
LocationGujarat and Rajasthan, India
DeathsAt least 224 + 16 (1 June 2017 – 31 July 2017)

Following heavy rain in July 2017, the Indian state of Gujarat was affected by severe flooding. The floods were reported to have caused total 224 deaths between 1 June and 31 July 2017.[1] 16 people had died in neighbouring Rajasthan state by 31 July.[2]

Background

Indian Air Force rescue operation
Medics transporting rescued person

The monsoon season in Gujarat typically starts in mid-June. In the 2017 season low pressure systems developed over the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal simultaneously, resulting in heavy rainfall.[3][4][5] Moderate rain began across the state on 14 July, and heavy rains fell from 21 to 25 July.[6]

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