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Rajasthan: Heavy rains and flash floods kills 7 in 48 hours, around 15,000 evacuated

Two days of heavy rains in Rajasthan caused huge devastation. Seven people died in various rain-related incidents. CM Gehlot will visit the disaster affected areas today.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Jaipur: Seven people were killed in accidents due to extremely heavy rains in the last two days in parts of Rajasthan under the influence of Cyclone Biparjoy in the Arabian Sea.

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Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has canceled his visit to Bundi, Kota, Jhalawar and Dausa scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday and will visit Biparjoy cyclone affected areas on Tuesday and Wednesday and meet the affected people. Gehlot will visit Barmer, Sirohi and Jalore districts on Tuesday and Pali and Jodhpur districts on Wednesday.

Disaster Management and Relief Department Secretary PC Kishan said that in the last two days, seven people have died in rain-related incidents. “Of the seven deaths, four took place in Rajsamand,” he said. Jalore, Sirohi, Pali and Barmer districts are the worst affected and are facing a flood-like situation, the official said.

He said that 133 people have been evacuated by NDRF personnel, 123 by State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) personnel and nine by Army personnel from different places in these districts in the last two days.

“Around 15,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas to safer places,” Kishan said. He said as per preliminary assessment, around 8,700 kutcha houses and 2,000 transformers were damaged and 8,500 electric poles were uprooted. According to the Meteorological Department, from Sunday to Monday morning, 35 cm in Shivganj of Sirohi, 31 cm in Nagarfort of Tonk, 27 cm in Deogarh of Rajsamand, 25 cm in Kumbhalgarh of Rajsamand, 24 cm in Amet of Rajsamand, 22 cm in Rajsamand and Ajmer. 16 cm of rain was recorded.

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Ajmer recorded maximum rainfall of 100.5 mm on Monday. According to the weather office, no red alert has been issued for any district for Tuesday, but there is a possibility of very heavy rain in isolated areas of Sawaimadhopur, Baran and Kota districts. There is a possibility of heavy rains in Bundi, Tonk, Jhalawar and Karoli districts. (Language)

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