Watch: As record rains lash Vadodara, crocodiles enter residential area, one almost eats up dog
New Delhi l Jagran News Desk: Vadodara on Wednesday witnessed a heavy downpour and the city is still battling to get to its normal. In an added trouble to the locals, crocodiles have now entered the streets. Some of the reptiles were spotted in the residential area which has created terror among the people.
A video was posted on the social media site Twitter showing crocodiles trying to attack two doga stranded in the water. “That time of the year when Vishwamitra river swells up that crocodiles enter bathrooms in Vadodara,” Nirwa Mehta, a twitter user wrote on Twitter.
That time of the year when Vishwamitra river swells up that crocodiles enter bathrooms in Vadodara. Normal people get chhipkalis in bathroom, legendary Gujaratis get crocs. pic.twitter.com/VZ899gcvCS— Nirwa (@nirwamehta) August 1, 2019
Several other videos have emerged on social media showing the reptile roaming freely across the city. Vadodara received a staggering 442mm rainfall within 12 hours on Wednesday. At least six people were killed in rain-related incidents. Waterlogging has created a flood situation. Schools and educational institutions remained closed on Thursday.
Vishwamitra is a seasonal river which flows through the city, it crossed the danger mark after a torrential downpour.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a meeting on Wednesday to review the situation prevailing in the city and urged people residing in low-lying areas to co-operate with the local administration during evacuation.
Rain affected the flight operation in the city which had to be temporarily shut on Wednesday. Several trains had to be diverted due to waterlogging.
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