Incessant rains lash Rajasthan; 14 dead
Jaipur: Incessant rains in Rajasthan have thrown life out of gear and brought normal life to standstill in the Pink City.
Reports say rains and flooding have left 14 people dead across the state and thousands have been affected.
Normal life and vehicular traffic came to a standstill in several districts, including Sikar, Dausa, Jhunjhunu and Dholpur due to the heavy rains. The state capital reported its heaviest rainfall in over three decades on Tuesday.
With the rains continuing for nearly four hours yesterday also, people spent a sleepless night as water gushed into their houses, damaging belongings.
In several slum areas, people were forced to take shelter on rooftops.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took stock of the situation in the state by calling up Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot over phone, a state government spokesperson said. An official said that Manmohan Singh has assured all possible help in tackling the situation.
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