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Light to moderate rains lash Rajasthan, lightning kills three

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 22:39

Jaipur: Light to moderate rainfall on Saturday occurred at various places in Rajasthan, where lightning claimed lives of three women in Bharatpur district, and left two others injured.

The victims were identified as Manto (40), Ramo (37) and Sono (19), police said.

They had taken shelter from the rain under a tree when the lightning struck, police said, adding that two other women with burn injuries are being treated.

The monsoon remained active in the eastern parts of the desert state today.

Ajmer received the maximum rainfall at 34 mm while Chittorgarh, Dabok, Barmer, Jodhpur, Kota, Churu and Jaipur received 29, 24.5, 20.2, 20.1, 15.8, 8 and 6.3 mm rains respectively, the MeT department said.

Several other places also received showers below 6 mm.

The Met forecasts heavy rainfall at isolated areas in eastern parts of the state during the next 48 hours.


First Published: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 22:39
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