Worst affected districts are Sagar, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Harda and Dewas

Bhopal: Six persons have lost their lives due to heavy rains which severely affected several districts in Madhya Pradesh, official sources said on Thursday.

According to reports reaching here, all the victims died in the past 24 hours in Sagar, Jabalpur and Narsinghpur districts following continuous rains for last three days.

Of the two persons who died in Jabalpur, one was swept along with his bicycle while another died in a house collapse, they said. The deceased have not been identified yet.

Narmada river was flowing above the danger mark both in Harda and Hoshangabad districts and those living in low-lying areas of Gwaltoli, Sanjay Nagar, Adamgarh and Mahima Nagar have been asked to leave their houses and shift to relief camps.

The water level in Narmada had reached 972.90 feet on Wednesday night, sources said. However, it came down to 971.50 feet by Thursday noon but soon rose to 972 feet, eight feet more than the danger-level.

The Tawa dam in Hoshangabad too was filled up and 13 of its gates had been opened up to a height of four feet leading to the release of 91,000 cusec feet per second.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made an aerial survey of the situation along the Narmada river in the five districts of Sehore, Hoshangabad, Harda, Dewas and Raisen. Road contact which Pachmarhi, which was snapped on Wednesday, resumed on Thursday. -- PTI