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Torrential rains submerge Sikar, at least 3 dead

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 16:02

Sikar (Rajasthan): Following hours of heavy torrential rains, the bulging Naroli River wrecked havoc here on Thursday, claiming three lives, submerging vehicles and fields.

Extensive damage was caused to the agricultural fields after the river breached its banks at several locations, and caused panic among the locals.

As per local media reports, many people were swept away by floods and some of them were trapped in the surging floodwaters near an under construction bridge.

Administrative and rescue officials were seen conducting salvage operations at the site attracting scores of locals at the riverbank.

The flood situation was an eye opener for the locals as it exposed the ill preparedness of authorities to combat such an emergency.


First Published: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 16:02
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