Monsoon enters more parts of Rajasthan; heavy rains forecast in 5 districts
Jaipur: The much-awaited monsoon has progressed further into the state. Mild rainfall was reported in Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Bharatpur, Ganganagar, Ajmer, Tonk and several other districts. The met department has issued a warning for heavy rainfall in Udaipur, Banswara, Dungarpur, Rajsamand and Sirohi over the next two days. An orange weather warning was issued for Udaipur division.
Banswara reported heavy rainfall in the afternoon on Monday. People faced discomfort due to humidity even in those parts where heavy rainfall was reported in the state. It included Jaipur. Overcast sky conditions prevailed in the state capital throughout the day. Mild rainfall was reported in Tonk, Kota, Jalore and several other districts.
The monsoon has now covered several districts of the state including Dungarpur, Udaipur, Banswara, Sirohi, Rajsamand, Kota, Jhalawar, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh, Baran, Bundi, Sawaimadhopur, Bharatpur, Karauli, Dholipur, Ajmer, Tonk, Bhilwara, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Pali, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalore and Sriganganagar. Some districts including Sikar, Churu, Bikaner, Jhunjhunu and Hanumangarh are still waiting for the monsoon.
At least 11 people had died in Jaipur after lightning struck in Amer area on Sunday. The SDRF teams continued their search for victims till 5 pm on Monday. Several people who were injured are undergoing treatment. Some of them are still in a state of shock, police officials said. The bodies of the victims were handed over to the family members after a postmortem examination.