Rajasthan: Army, NDRF rescue 216 people stranded in rain waters

Jaipur: As many as 216 people were rescued by the Army and National Disaster Response Force after an entire village in Sapotara area in Karauli district in Rajasthan was inundated following heavy rains.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"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," relief secretary Rohit Kumar told PTI.

He also informed that in Alwar's Bansur area in Rajasthan, 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 water logged.

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

Updated Date: Aug 11, 2016 15:31 PM

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