27 rescued in Rajasthan, situation better
The Army on Wednesday rescued 27 people from southwestern and southeastern Rajasthan as the situation improved gradually in these areas which faced flood-like situation over the last two days due to heavy downpour.
As many as 15 people were killed in rain-related incidents, 640 were rescued and 2,225 evacuated to safer places in Jalore, Sirohi, Pali and Barmer districts since Monday, relief secretary Hemant Gera said.
Besides, more than 8,000 people in all the four districts have been asked to shift to safer places before heavy rains.
Gera informed that 507 people in these districts were staying in 20 relief camps.
No death was reported today while some people were rescued and evacuated from inundated villages in Jalore.
"Eight people were killed on Monday and 7 on Tuesday.
There was no report of death today," Gera said, adding as many as 22 people have died in rain-related incidents and 11 were killed after
lightning struck them in different parts of the state since June 1.