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6 killed in rain-related incidents in Rajasthan

JAIPUR/JAISALMER/KOTA/UDAIPUR: Heavy mud storm, hailstorm and rainfall created havoc in some parts of the state on Tuesday.

Six folks were killed in rain-related mishaps in Jhalwar, Baran and Udaipur districts of the state. The unexpected change in the weather also affected election marketing campaign across the state which have been cancelled and postponed amidst the mud storm and hail storm. It has also affected the farmers badly since at many puts in eastern and western Rajasthan the harvested plants mendacity in the farms were broken.

Lightning and dirt storm on Tuesday claimed a minimum of 5 lives in Jawar and Bakani police station areas of Jhalawar district and in Bhanwargarh police station of Baran district.

Ravi Lodha (6) and his cousin Anjana (12), residents of Samrola village below Jawar police station of Jhalawar district were killed on the spot after being struck by lightning at 4.30 pm. The incident came about while they were operating in opposition to a shade in the box.

In every other case, Jagannath Sahariya (16), a resident of Desnwa village below Bhanwargarh police station of Baran district, was killed on the spot in identical type at his farms. Jagannath was a farmer who spent closing night in the farm to guard the harvested crop mendacity in the fields. Similarly, two sisters, identified as Shivani Lodha (12) and Manni (nine) were killed after the tin shade and wall of a area collapsed the place they were slumbering in Bakani house. Bad weather also played a spoilsport to the election rallies and campaigns across the state. At Dausa, chief minster Ashok Gehlot had to cancel his rally. The stage which was readied for rally also fell down amidst heavy rainfall and dirt storm while nobody was on the spot. A formative years was killed because of lightning strike in Sailana village of Jhadol block of the district. Also banners, hoarding and large bushes fell down because of high velocity winds in the evening.

At Jaipur, heavy rainfall and winds with velocity of 40 to 50 km/hour were witnessed in the evening. At many puts, bushes were uprooted and abrupt power cuts were witnessed. Change in weather also played spoilsport to some of the flights on the Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur airport because of which their operations were hit. Half-a-dozen flights to Jaipur got delayed touchdown, while 3 flights had a delayed take off.

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