Lightning, rain-related incidents claim 60 lives so far in Rajasthan

Lightning, rain-related incidents claim 60 lives so far in Rajasthan

Jaipur: In the ongoing spell of South West monsoon, lightning and rain-related incidents have claimed lives of at least 60 people so far in Rajasthan since June 1, state calamity and relief department sources said.

Of these casualties, 38 people died due to lightning, and 22 were killed due to rain-related mishaps in 18 districts of the state in last 80 days, the sources said.

Cash compensation and other relief measures were extended to victims and their kins, the sources said, adding a detailed report on this rain calamity and casualties would be prepared after completion of the monsoon.

Meanwhile, torrential rains continued to hit normal life in Baran, Alwar, Jhalawar, Karauli, and Kota districts as Shahbada recorded the maximum rainfall of 15 cm in last 24 hours, a Meteorological official said.

Govindgarh and Atru received a maximum rainfall of 13 cms each, Bakni and Todabheem 11 cms each, Asnawar 9, Mahua 8, Manoharthana, Alwar and Pirdava 7 cms each.

Intermittent rains also kept the weather cool in Jaipur with 16 mm of rainfall. SW Monsoon trough trend will be same in next 24 hours in the state, according to a forecast.

PTI

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