HEAVY RAINS DISRUPT LIFE IN INDIAN STATE OF RAJASTHAN
Last Updated: 2012-08-22
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JAIPUR, India Aug 22 (NNN-UNI) --Atleast 14 people were feared killed
in rain related incidents in Rajasthan as heavy rains lashed many parts of the state including the state capital Jaipur, Dausa, Sawai Madhopur since late last night.

While Ten people died at different places in Jaipur district, two deaths each have been reported from Dholpur and Mahuwa (Dausa), an official spokesman said here this
afternoon.

According to reports a car with a couple on board, is reported to have swept away in strong current.

The bodies were later found, they said.
Two children died in an incident of house collapse in Bhatta Basti slum area in Shastri nagar and a couple was electrocuted following spreading of electric current in
their house in Sushilpura area here, official sources said.

The City received around 170 mm rainfall, probably for the first time during the past 50 years, met office sources said.

A number of houses collapsed or were damaged partially as many low-lying slums/localities in and around the Pink
City were waterlogged.

Rain water also gushed in basements and ground floors in many houses.

People from the affected areas were evacuated to safer places and the authorities provided them food and other relief materials.

The district administration has also declared holiday in schools in the district in view of torrential rains.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who reviewed the situation with high officials at his residence here today ordered grant of Rs 1.5 lakh under the Calamity Relief to next of
kin of each deceased.(One Lakh:100,000)

The Chief Minister also apprised, on telephone, to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh of the situation and steps/actions being taken by the authorities.--NNN-UNI