first_imgFour persons lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Jalore district of Rajasthan in the past 24 hours. The torrential rains have raised fear of a flood-like situation, officials said.Four bodies – two in Nainol, and one each in Data and Jaulasara villages of Jalore – have been recovered amid heavy downpour since Tuesday, said a senior district official.He added the body that was recovered from Moongtala in Sirohi on Tuesday has been identified as that of Ganga (15), while the two other married women – Faglu, and Heeraki – who drowned in the flash floods along with her are still missing. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIMeanwhile, traffic has been halted on the Mount Abu and Abu Road in Sirohi, fearing landslides triggered by rain, a senior traffic official said. Only medical emergency vehicles were allowed to pass, the official said. Tourists have been advised to stay on the hill station till rains abate, he said.Two colonies – Indian Oil’s residential area and Gurunanak Colony in Abu Road – are inundated. People were evacuated from the colonies to safer places, he said, adding that a team of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) was called from Udaipur to assist the civil and police administration. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThough there was a unit of Army and CRPF stationed in Mount Abu but they could not be called in due to due to blockade on roads, he said.Rain abated in Sanchore and Jalore cities and water level in low-lying areas has started receding, he said. Two gates of Selwara dam were opened to control the overflowing rain water, and one gate was being repaired.The district collectors and SPs of Sirohi and Jalore were camping in the rain-affected areas to supervise the rescue operation with the help of Calamity and Relief Department. Seven trains running on the SamdariBhilwari route were cancelled again on Wednesday, while one train (Dadar-Bikaner) has been diverted,  following damages to rail tracks due to incessant rain at Jalore-Sirohi route, North-West Railways (NWR) chief public relation officer Tarun Jain said.last_img

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