Policemen carry Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan as he visits flood-hit areas

Bhopal:  With several days of continuous downpour in the Vindhya region of Madhya Pradesh, about 100 villages in Rewa and Satna district have been devastated by floods, officials said on Sunday.

They said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan travelled by train to arrive in Satna at 10 p.m. on Saturday and met the flood-hit families.

During his inspection he used a rather unusual approach as two policemen carrying Chouhan on their shoulders as they walk through the water filled region.

He interacted with people who have taken shelter at a Satna post-graduate college and ascertained their needs.

Chouhan then went to Maihar town where a building of the Madhya Pradesh Housing Board had collapsed on Saturday, trapping many people in the rubble.

There has been no official confirmation on the loss of lives, if any, on account of the building collapse, but some reports said two persons died.

Chouhan met the injured in hospital.

He also met the kin of Babloo Martin, a sportsman who reportedly lost his life while trying to save a four-year-old boy, and announced providing the bereaved families with an aid of Rs 5 lakh.