3 more killed in rain fury in Rajasthan, toll increases to 9

Udaipur : With two more deaths confirmed in Banswara district and one in Udaipur district, the death toll in rain-related mishaps rose to nine on Monday. Incessant rainfall continued in various parts of the state for the third consecutive day.

Water had to be released through all 16 gates of the Mahi dam in Banswara district for the third consecutive day on Monday as water from the catchment areas continued to flow in. Ten gates of the Kota barrage were also opened, and nearly 1.45 lakh cusec water was released from the dam. Nithuwa in Dungarpur district received 205 mm rainfall, the highest in the state on Monday.

Drizzle turns city’s weather pleasant

Banswara collector PC Sharma said two more deaths were confirmed in the district. A woman, identified as Swaroopi, was found dead in a hut that collapsed due to the rain at Sallopot, and a man, identified as Devla, 40, drowned in a rain-fed river at Bhungra, he said. “Water has started receding. No further rescue operation was conducted on Monday,” he added. In Udaipur district, a woman identified as Babli Devi died when the wall of her house at Kanbai village of Kherwada area collapsed.

On Sunday, six people had lost their lives in rain-related mishaps in Banswara district alone. Beneshwar Dham shrine in Dungarpur turned into an island and remained cut off from the rest of the areas for 36 hours. People stuck there were provided shelter at a government school, said officials.

In Udaipur city, rains started on Saturday, and intermittent light showers continued on Monday. The Kota district administration issued an alert for villages near the banks of the Chambal and in the low-lying areas.

People in Jaipur woke up amidst showers on Monday, and nearly 10 mm rainfall was recorded till the evening. In the afternoon, the weather remained pleasant with a maximum temperature of 26.6 degree Celsius recorded. Drizzling continued in the city throughout the day.

Sadari in Pali received the second-highest rainfall of the day at 200 mm, followed by Pratapgarh (160 mm), Sirohi (130 mm), Gogunda in Udaipur (108 mm) and Desuri in Pali (70 mm). Rainfall varying between 60 mm and 10 mm was recorded at several places in Kota, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Sikar, Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions.

The Met office said rainfall activity would start decreasing from Tuesday and that most places in the state would witness mainly a clear sky by Wednesday.

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