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Five more heat related deaths in Rajasthan

Written by: Staff

Jaipur, July (UNI) At least five more people died in Jodhpur division in the last 24 hours due to the current heat wave in Rajasthan.

With this, the total number of heat-related deaths in Jodhpur and Bikaner districts have risen to 43. The police informed a body of a youth was recovered from Jodhpur-Kalka Express who died of extreme heat.

Meanwhile, 11 jawans of Border Security Forces (BSF) have been admitted to the hospital in Bikaner following deterioration of their health due to excessive heat.

Although, showers occurred in border areas of Barmer, Mount Abu, Jaisamand and Bharatpur in the last 24 hours, the weather office says there were no chances of rain in the next seven days as pressure developed over Gujarat and south Rajasthan had weakened considerably erasing all hopes of rain.

At least 40 mm rain fall was recorded in Sergarh, 30 mm in Bari, 20 mm in Bharatpur, Bagidora, Arnod, Rerdar, Sevlahed and 10 mm in several regions of the state till 830hrs this morning.

Heat and humidity were still high in most parts of Rajasthan including state capital which recorded 71 per cent humidity today.

The minimum temperature recorded in Jaipur was 27 degree Celsius while the maximum is likely to rise to 38 degree Celsius today.

The farmers in the state were worried with rains having occurred much lesser than expected this year till now. Only 22 per cent areas in the state had been ploughed till now.


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