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Incessant rain in Rajasthan has led to flood like situation across the state with Indian Army on Friday night evacuating over 500 students and teachers from Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hostel. At least 128 villages have been affected by the rains over the past two weeks.

The army, taking cognizance of the situation was sent to Banswara district to conduct the rescue operation.

The government has issued a high alert and the reuse operations are at place to contain the extent of the damage.

More than six persons have died due to excessive rain and water logging in parts of the desert state of Rajasthan.

“Two deaths have taken place in Pali, two in Sirohi and two in Jalore district in the last 48 hours,” confirmed a senior official.

An extra responsive team of Disaster Management and Relief Department of Rajasthan has been placed in position if the situation escalates in the state.


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Meanwhile, Indian Army’s Battle Axe Division personnel rescued 31 people from flood-affected areas in Pali’s Pawata village and distributed food and medicines to the flood victims on Monday.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team along with Indian Air Force (IAF) are tasked to provide immediate help to the people in districts submerged in water.

Water logging has also led to several districts being completely cut off from the rest of the state.

First Published | 29 July 2017 11:40 AM
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