13 killed in rain-related incidents in Rajasthan

13 killed in rain-related incidents in Rajasthan

Thirteen people have died in separate rain-related incidents in the last two days in Sikar, Jaipur and Jhunjhunu districts of Rajasthan, officials said Saturday.

The state's Relief Secretary Ashutosh Pednekar said six died in Sikar, four in Jaipur and three in Jhunjhunu.

Widespread rainfall continued to lash parts of the state.

Extremely heavy rainfall occurred at Bassi in Jaipur, recording 21 cm rain, officials said.

Chaksu recorded 18 cm rain, Bhinay 17 cm (Ajmer), Banera (Bhilwara) 15 cm, Kotri (Bhilwara) 14 cm till 8.30 am on Saturday since Friday.

Many other places recorded below 14 cm rain.

Jaipur and Kota received 38.8 mm and 31.4 mm rain till the evening on Saturday, according to the Met department.

The department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in the state during the next 24 hours.