Boy Killed in Wall Collapse After Heavy Rain in Rajasthan's Jhalawar, Dozens of Villages Flooded

A 15-year-old boy died as a wall of his home collapsed on him Jhalawar district on Friday as heavy to very heavy rainfall in remoted areas of Rajasthan’s Hadauti area affected regular life. Khanpur, which obtained the best 172 mm of rains in a day, Sarola and Asnawar areas of Jhalawar had been already going through a flood-like scenario on account of intense rain within the final six days. The scenario worsened on Friday morning as two dams launched over 1.5 lakh cusec of water.

The Kalisindh dam opened 10 gates at 11 am, releasing practically 1,18,000 cusec of water. More gates are prone to be opened because the water stage within the dam is rising, assistant engineer Surendra Dhakad mentioned. The Bhim Sagar dam opened 5 gates and launched practically 50,000 cusecs of water.

Isolated locations in Jhalawar, Baran and Kota witnessed heavy to very heavy rainfall whereas a number of different areas within the japanese elements of the state recorded gentle to reasonable rains, in line with the meteorological division. Apart from Jhalawar, a number of areas in Baran district are going through a flood-like scenario with many of the rivers within the area are overflowing. The Baran-Jhalawar highway is inundated. While {the teenager} died in Chandkhedi village underneath the Khanpur police station space of Jhalawar district, two extra homes collapsed in Borda village however nobody was injured.

The physique has been saved at a neighborhood hospital for post-mortem, SHO of Khanpur police station Rameshchand mentioned. “Entire Khanpur space has was an island surrounded by a heavy circulation of water, and several other folks had been reportedly trapped of their villages, whereas the Jhalawar-Baran freeway was disconnected on account of heavy waterlogging,” he said.

Around 18 people were reported trapped in a house in Galana village and six more in Khanpur town, the SHO said, adding that a rescue operation is underway. Over three dozen villages in Asnawar, Khanpur and Sarola areas of Jhalawar are inundated as the Ujjad, Rupehali, Chapi, Parvan and the Kalisindh rivers are over-flowing, an official from the Jhalawar flood control cell said.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Jhalawar, Rajesh Yadav said operations are underway to rescue people trapped in Khanpur, Asnawar and Sarolakalan police station areas and shift them to safer locations. The weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Sawaimadhopur, Dholpur, Karauli and Baran districts on Saturday. An official of the department said that rainfall activities are likely to reduce in the next 24 hours after the weakening of the low-pressure area.

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