12 Dead As Heavy Rains Lash Rajasthan And Water Logging Disrupts Daily Life

| April 12 , 2018 , 11:51 IST

At least 12 persons died and several others were evacuated from their homes due to heavy rains on Wednesday in Rajasthan. A total of 7 people died in Dholpur, while 5 others died in Bharatpur. Most deaths occurred due to walls collapsing and short circuits.

Parts of Dholpur suffered water logging as well, and train traffic was also affected by the Agra-Dholpur line. 

The hilly states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir also received thundershowers in the last two days. The meteorological office said the squally weather will remain until April 15. 

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The National Capital Region has also been witnessing wet weather over the last two days. Heavy and thunderstorms uprooted trees in many localities in the capital.

IMD said that in the coming week the temperature would not exceed 35 degree Celsius.

Heavy rainfall also damaged ripe wheat and other rabi crops in northern states of  Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, where the crops were ready for harvest.

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As per reports, the Farmers also protested seeking compensation for crop losses due to hailstorm and many blocked the Mathura Expressway.

Farmers reportedly said, "There is nothing left now, more than 80 percent of the crop has been destroyed."

They also stated that Unseasonal rain has already delayed harvesting by a week.

IMD also suggested that heavy rain and high winds are expected in next four to five days in the northeastern states of West Bengal, Assam and eastern Bihar, as the North western season sets in before the monsoon.