India – Fatalities After Floods and Rain in Rajasthan

The Parwati (also Parbati) river is at record levels in the state of Rajasthan, India. India’s National Disaster Management Authority reports that at least 3 people have died in floods in the state over the last 48 hours.

High levels of the Chambal River in Dholpur, Rajasthan, India, August 2021. Photo: CWC

In total rivers are above danger levels in 5 locations. The situation in the district of Kota is particularly severe after the Parwati river jumped to 207.85 metres on 04 August, beating the previous record high if 207.55 metres set in 1996 and well above the danger mark of 202.0 metres. The Chambal river was also above the danger mark in Kota, Dholpur, Sawai Madhopur and Karauli districts.

Levels of the Parwati river at Khatoli in Kota district of Rajasthan, India reached record levels on 04 August 2021. Image: CWC

Parts of the city of Kota were flooded and some evacuations reported. State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) rescued 40 passengers from a bus stuck in an overflowing stream in Itawa.

Several villages in Dholpur district have been flooded. Areas of Baran district were also affected and teams from the State and National Disaster Response Force rescued 9 people who were stranded.

Seven people died after a wall collapsed on a building in Bundi as a result of the heavy rain. Bundi recorded over 200 in 24 hours to 04 August. Local media reported 4 people drowned in flood waters in Pali district.

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