India – Deadly Flash Floods in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Heavy rainfall in the state of Rajasthan, northern India, caused flash floods in the city of Jaipur, where 3 people have died.

Images shared on Social Media showed flood waters raging through narrow streets of Jaipur. Roads were swamped and traffic brought to a standstill.

Flooding damaged homes in low-lying areas of the city. Around 3,000 people were rescued from flooded areas and moved to safer ground by rescue teams those from the state disaster relief force (SDRF), according to local media. Three people drowned in flood waters in 2 separate incidents.

The Jaipur Office of IMD reported that Jaipur recorded 176mm of rain in 24 hours to early 15 August. Jamwa Ramgarh in Jaipur district recorded 250mm of rain during the same period.

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