Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his day-long visit to flood-affected regions of north Gujarat met the affected population in Banaskantha on Friday.

Rahul visited Banaskantha and Patan districts, which are the worst affected regions in the recent floods in the state in 70 years. North Gujarat is otherwise a drought-prone region.

According to reports, over 270 persons are estimated to have died and 4.5 lakh others affected by the floods in the state.

As many as 61 persons have been killed in Banaskantha alone, while seven died due to heavy rains and flood waters following rains in upstream Rajasthan.

The Congress in the state has set up a control room to coordinate relief work in the flood-affected regions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had undertaken an aerial survey of the affected areas, besides meeting Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and senior officials to take stock of the situation.

(With inputs from agencies)