Published September 26, 2013
Several days of excessive rains in the Indian state of Gujarat have turned deadly.
At least six people have been killed, while more than 50,000 have been displaced by the recent flooding, according to Firstpost.
A slow-moving storm system has led to an extended period of torrential rainfall across the state and locally heavy rainfall will continue to be a concern into Friday before diminishing over the weekend. The greatest threat for flooding rainfall will be across northern parts of Gujarat during this time.
One of the hardest-hit areas is around Rajkot, where more than 18 inches of rain fell in 36 hours from Wednesday into Thursday.
The rainfall led to the closure of many schools and universities while also bringing travel to a standstill due to road closures. Trains in and out of the region were also brought to a halt.