One drowned, 2 missing as flood-like situation prevails in Rajasthan

One person was washed away and two others feared dead in Moongtala village of Rajasthan's Sirohi district where incessant rainfall triggered flood-like situation and delayed train services.

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Jaipur: One person was washed away and two others feared dead in Moongtala village of Rajasthan's Sirohi district where incessant rainfall triggered flood-like situation and delayed train services.

One of the major dams in the village, Angor dam, was brimming, while there is a leakage at gate number 4 of Selwara dam causing flood-like situation in foot hills of several villages, an official said.

Meanwhile, the hilly terrain of Mount-Abu and Abu-Road witnessed shooting stones at several places since last night due to incessant rains.

Seven trains running on the Samdari-Bhilwari route were cancelled today by North-West Railways (NWR), while two have been diverted following damages of rail tracks due to incessant rains at Jalore-Sirohi route here, its Chief Public Relation Officer Tarun Jain said.

The body of the man, who was swept away in the heavy rains last evening, was fished out by the authorities, while the two others who were feared drowned were yet to be traced, the Sirohi district collectorate official said.

Due to shooting stones, the Mount-Abu and Abu road will be closed from both sides by evening keeping in view the safety of passengers. There would be no entry of vehicles on this route to avert any untoward incident, the official said.

Heavy downpour also affected normal life in adjoining district of Jalore, another official said.

NWR cancelled the trains plying between Barmer-Munabao route scheduled for today after gravel and mud beneath the rail track was washed away due to heavy rains, CPRO Jain said.

Teams of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and Jalore district are working round the clock to safeguard locals, an official said.

A number of agriculture farm and low lying villages were

seen inundated and attempts were made to evacuate trapped villagers, he said, adding there was no casualty in Jalore district so far.

The sole hill station Mount Abu recorded 33 cm of rainfall, the maximum in the state, followed by Sanchore with 24 cm and Abu Road with 13 cm.

Moderate to heavy rains continued in entire Rajasthan since yesterday with Jalore recording 48 mm, followed by Barmer 39.8, Udaipur 28.2, Bundi 12, Vanasthali 10.8, Jaipur and Jawaidam 8, Jaisalmer 7.7, Jodhpur 5.7, and 1-5 mm at many places in the state.

Roadways bus services on Jodhpur-Jalore-Sirohi-Sanchore and Barmer regions were also affected, an RSRTC official said.

Rainfall will continue to lash the state in the next 24 hours, a forecast said.

The Jodhpur-Gandhidham Superfast scheduled for today has also been cancelled. A train on Jodhpur-Bhilari route has been cancelled for today and three others trains on this section have been cancelled for tomorrow, CPRO official added.

The Bikaner-Dadar Express train has been diverted to its destination via Jodhpur-Luni-Marwar Junction-Palanpur route, while Yashwantpur-Barmer trains has been diverted through Palanpur-Marwar Junction and Luni for today, the officer said.

The repair and maintenance work is underway on this section, he said, advising passengers to check their the status of their train on NWR's information and enquiry website.

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