Jaipur: Twenty seven people, including 10 from Jaipur, were killed and several rendered homeless as heavy rainfall continued to wreak havoc in Rajasthan in the past two days as authorities undertook large-scale relief work to mitigate the suffering of the affected people.
Meanwhile, schools in Jaipur reopened on Friday after two days. The Met Department has predicted more rainfall in the state in the next 24 hours.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is keeping track of relief operations, which began across the state to rehabilitate those severly affected. Low-lying districts like Jhunjhunu and Sikar are severely water-logged.
Official sources said that out of the total 27 who died in rain-related incidents on August 21 and 22, 10 died in Jaipur, four in Sikar, three in Bhilwara, two each in Alwar, Dausa and Dholpur and one each in Churu, Bharatpur, Jhunjhunu and Tonk.
The downpour from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning also inundated several colonies in Nahargarh, Galta Gate, Subhash Chowk, Bhatta Basti, Ramganj, Muhana and Jawahar Nagar areas of Jaipur.
With Additional Inputs from PTI