Watch | Cars washed away in Rajasthan's Jodhpur as heavy rains trigger floods

Published on Jul 26, 2022 12:28 PM IST

In view of the prevailing situation, the Jodhpur district collector declared a holiday in schools on Tuesday.

Cars washed away in Rajasthan's Jodhpur as heavy rains trigger floods(ANI)
Cars washed away in Rajasthan's Jodhpur as heavy rains trigger floods(ANI)
Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Sohini Goswami

As heavy rains continued to lash several parts of Rajasthan triggering massive floods in the state, a viral video shows cars being washed away in Jodhpur. An edited clip shared by news agency ANI showed a couple of cars in different locations across the city being flown away in flood waters gushing through the roads. The agency said the clip was from the night of 25 July.

In view of the prevailing situation, the Jodhpur district collector declared a holiday in schools on Tuesday.

On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the western state is likely to receive intense rainfall over the next two days. According to IMD officials, a low-pressure area is lying over southwest Rajasthan and the neighbourhood and its associated cyclonic circulation is extending up to mid-tropospheric levels.

The IMD said a monsoon trough is likely to persist during the next two-three days and then shift northwards towards its normal position from July 27, for the subsequent 3-4 days.

Also read: Yellow alert for Rajasthan districts, heavy rainfall likely in these states

According to the weather office, Ajmer recorded the highest rainfall of 9cm in the state during the last 24 hours that ended at 8.30am Monday. Meanwhile, Aligarh in Tonk received 7cm of rain, Asind in Bhilwara 6cm, Pratapgarh 5cm, and Karauli's Sapotra and Jaipur's Bassi received 4cm of rainfall each.

Last week, the IMD had issued an orange alert for parts of Rajasthan after the Chambal river in Dholpur district started flowing above the danger-level mark due to the incessant rainfall. The MeT department had said that the monsoon is likely to remain active in several parts of the state due to the activity of two new western disturbances.

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