Heavy rain pushes Rajasthan to brink of floods

Heavy rain pushes Rajasthan to brink of floods

Heavy rain pushes Rajasthan to brink of floods

Several parts of Rajasthan were pushed to the brink of floods as heavy rain continued to lash the state on Sunday.

Air Force helicopters evacuated 33 people from flood-hit villages in Pratapnagar District. On Saturday, eight people of a family died as a part of their house collapsed in Baran district.

Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said: “Air force helicopter airlifted a total of 33 people from two locations in Pratapgarh district while 24 others were airlifted from Baran on Saturday. Rescue operations are on.”

Baran district Collector S P Singh told the media that three people who had gone to an island in Parvati river for fishing were rescued since a sudden surge in water levels trapped them on Saturday evening.

The Airforce and Army along with RAC & SDRF have been deployed in Baran district, while companies of NDRF & SDRF were deployed in Jhalawar district. Situation in Chittorgarh and Pratapgarh worsened with most villages inundated by the flood water.

The meteorological department said Banswara, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara and Pratapgarh, affected by floods, recorded 23 mm of fresh rainfall.

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