On July 12, 2016, 7 people died in Rajasthan in rain related tragedies. Heavy rains in the cities of Jhalawar, Kota and Baran have stopped the everyday practise of works. The downpour has also affected the inter–road connectivity.
For the rescue operations in some villages of Alwar and Baran, army had to be called. The administration was trying to recover and rescue the bodies which have drowned in the rain fed rivers. On Tuesday, a senior officer from Baran told us that rescue teams were at the spot.
Reports say that one life each was drowned in the rivers which were flowing under the effect of heavy rains, the rivers in Samrania and Kelwara villages of Kota and Baran. The local authorities of the disaster management department have issued an alert to stay away from the rivers affected by rainfall in the cities of Kota and Baran. The authorities also asked people to stop using torrential rainfall affected routes and ways.
In the city of Alwar, a body of a 38 year old man was identified which was swept away during the heavy rainfall in the Ruparel river. It was believed that the body was of Mr. Bhoma Ram. One of the officers, who were part of the rescue team, told that the efforts were on to retrieve the body.
In the Chatargarh region in Bikaner, a jeep fell into the Indira Gandhi Canal and in this mishap four members of the family who were travelling in the jeep died. Another officer from the rescue team told that their bodies were retrieved with the help of drivers.
Meanwhile, in the city of Jaipur, the weather was quite pleasant. People woke up to light soothing showers in the morning (4.8 mm) on Tuesday. The minimum temperature of the city was 24.5 degrees Celsius. In the noon, the temperature rose up to 31 degree Celsius.
Dungla, which is in Chittorgarh, received the highest rainfall in the state with the reading of 110 mm. This reading was followed by the readings of Danpur (Banswara) and Barisadri (Chittorgarh) 90 mm, Mangliawas (Ajmer) 80 mm. Places like Kesarpura (Banswara), Bagidora and Gangapur (Sawai Madhopur) recorded the reading of 70 mm rainfall.
“The forecast predicts that a heavy rainfall is likely to pour in any part of the state within next 24 hours”, said Jaipur MET Office.