New Delhi: Heavy rains have thrown life out of gear in Madhya Pradesh, with 35-year-old woman dying and three others injured after a house collapsed in Sehore today. Around 60 stranded people were lifted from a village in the district by an IAF helicopter. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said today, “Eight people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Madhya Pradesh and efforts are currently underway to evacuate nearly 1,200 people stranded in 40 flooded villages of the state.”Also Read - 4 Men Brutally Thrash & Kick Their Friend in MP's Rewa, Record Video With 'Pawri Ho Rahi Hai' Meme | Watch

Following heavy showers in several parts of Madhya Pradesh in the last couple of days, nearly 7,000 people have so far been rescued across the state and 170 relief camps are set up in the affected districts, said Manish Rastogi, the principal secretary to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Also Read - Video: 2 AC Coaches of Udhampur-Durg Express Catch Fire Near Morena in Madhya Pradesh, No Injuries Reported

In the last two days, over 7,000 people stranded in 454 villages of 12 districts were evacuated as heavy rains hit large parts of the state, Chouhan told reporters. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Nine Fully-Vaccinated Army Officers Test Positive For Coronavirus in Indore

Water level of the Narmada river, which flows across various districts of the state, has not risen further on Sunday, he said. In the last two days, heavy rains pounded nine districts of the state, including Hoshangabad, Sehore, Chhindwara and Narshinghpur, leading to a rise in the level ofthe Narmada river at some places.

(With agency inputs)