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Rain relief in Rajasthan, water recedes in many areas

40 people rescued at Sanchore town in Jalore district on Thursday

jaipur Updated: Jul 27, 2017 20:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The broken Reodar-Khandla road in Sirohi after the rains.(HT Photo)

More than 40 people were rescued on Thursday at Sanchore town in Jalore district, battling with flood-like situation.

The death toll in rain-related mishap in the district has reached eight with one more body recovered today (Thursday), said Jalore superintendent of police Vikas Sharma. The body of Babu Lal, 32, resident of Dhawla, was recovered in the morning, he added. One more person has been reported missing.

He said the flood situation is normalising with the water receding in many areas of the district.

Meanwhile, after heavy rains in Pali district, one gate of Jawai Dam was opened in the afternoon to release excess water. The water level in the dam had crossed 60-foot mark in the morning. The district administration has alerted people living in villages along the Jawai river.

Disaster management and relief department secretary Hemant Gera said with no rains reported in past 24 hours, situation in Jalore, Sirohi and Pali districts is normalising. However, telecommunication facilities in the Raniwara area were yet to be restored. “The water level at all affected places is receding as there have been no rains. The last rescue operation in Sirohi district was made last (Wednesday) night,” he said.

He said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and district administration teams were keeping a watch on the situation. “Not a single person is left unattended or stranded, about whom the administration had information,” he said.

Till date, 640 people have been rescued by NDRF, SDRF, district administration and the Army. About 3,000 people were evacuated from Jalore, Sirohi, Pali and Barmer districts in last four days. In addition, around 8,000 people were taken to safe place. The authorities have distributed thousands of food packets for the people in last two days.

Since June 1, 36 people have died in rain-related incidents across Rajasthan — 11 in lightning, 3 in wall or roof collapse and 22 in drowning or road accident, Gara said. In last four days, around 20 people died in four districts — Barmer (3), Udaipur (5), Jalore (8), Pali (2) and Sirohi (4).

Divisional Commissioner Ratan Lahoti said that in Jalore district, three units of the Army and two teams of the NDRF are running rescue operations. “Situation is normalising in the areas facing flood-like situation,” he said. The teams of NDRF and SDRF are also running rescue operations in Sirohi.

In last 24 hours (till 8.30am on Thursday), the highest rainfall was reported at Mount Abu in Sirohi, which received 145.2mm. In Jalore, the highest rainfall was recorded in Raniwada (89mm). In Pali, the highest rainfall was recorded at Sumerpur (43mm).

First Published: Jul 27, 2017 20:03 IST