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Army rescues 216 people stranded in rain waters in Rajasthan

As Many As 216 People Were Rescued By The Army And NDRF After An Entire Village In Sapotara Area In Karauli District Was Inundated Following Heavy Rains.

PTI | Updated on: 11 Aug 2016, 06:00:40 PM
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As many as 216 people were rescued by the Army and NDRF after an entire village in Sapotara area in Karauli district was inundated following heavy rains.

"In a successful operation, Army and NDRF teams evacuated 216 people from a village last night in Karauli district. They were shifted to safer places," said relief secretary Rohit Kumar.

He also informed that in Alwar's Bansur area, 8 or 9 people are stranded and Air Force has been asked to rescue them.

Army was also deployed last night in Jodhpur where heavy rains have paralysed normal life and many colonies were waterlogged.

Jalore, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara and Pali have also been facing flood-like situation following heavy rainfall which has increased the water level in the rivers.

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First Published : 11 Aug 2016, 05:50:00 PM

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