Heavy rains trigger floods in Rajasthan; 28 dead

In Rajasthan, so far 28 deaths have been reported, out of which 12 people lost their lives during past few days owing to very heavy rainfall and flood like situation in many parts of the state. Rajasthan has experienced excessive rainfall in most of its districts. Some of the districts are facing flood situation due to extremely heavy rainfall. The situation is grim particularly in districts of Jalore, Jhalawar, Baran, Sirohi, Barmer and Dungarpur. Apart from State Disaster Response Force, Police, RAC etc., at present 08 teams of NDRF are deployed for rescue and relief operations. So far more than 630 peoples have been rescued from various districts in Rajasthan. Relief materials have been distributed to the affected population.
At least 81 people have lost their lives and over 80 lakh people were affected in fresh floods due to excessive rain in Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Odisha. In West Bengal, 48 deaths have been reported from various parts of the state. The state government has deployed 121 boats for rescue and relief operations.