Goa: Bus trapped in deep flood waters

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Kudal:  Goa is facing flood fury. Two buses are trapped in flood waters on the Goa-Karnataka border in a place called Kudal, which is about 100 km from Goa.

According to one of the passengers present in the bus, they left from Goa at around 9 pm on Friday evening but the bus was caught in flood.

Among the trapped 150 passengers, 30 are women and 10 are children. There were two buses and water has reached up to the windows, the passenger added.

"Canacona area is badly affected, especially the south Goa and neighbouring Karnataka border. We have not been able to reach at many places. I went to monitor the situation on Friday and have asked people to move towards hilly areas," Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said.

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Six hundred houses and around 1500 people are affected. We have asked for Central assistance. I have written to the Home Ministry and the Agriculture Ministry, he added.

These passengers were travelling from Goa to Mumbai.

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