12 dead as rainstorm hits eastern Rajasthan


Jaipur: At least 12 people died in eastern Rajasthan after a rainstorm hit the region on Wednesday night. Of the 12, seven people died in Dholpur, while five others died in Bharatpur.

Train movement was also affected on the Agra-Dholpur railway line due to the heavy rain. Parts of Dholpur suffered waterlogging as well, thus, disrupting normal life.

Of late, rain and storms have been a frequent occurrence in the northern belt of the country as pre-monsoon conditions are setting in.

The Indian Meteorological Department had forecasted the possibility of rain or thunderstorm or dust storm in Eastern Rajasthan for Wednesday. As per the forecast, the harsh weather conditions will continue till Friday.

(deccanchronicle)

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