Three children have died after two vehicles were swept away in strong water currents following rains in Rajasthan’s Sawaimadhopur and Tonk, police said on Tuesday.
In the first incident on Monday night, two children drowned in a drain after their car was swept away in strong water currents in Sawaimadhopur district. According to police, Pappu Lal along with his three sons and a relative was travelling in a car and tried to cross the drain despite high water level. “The car swept away in water. Ramjilal, his elder son and the relative were rescued while bodies of his two minor sons–Man Singh (13) and Raunak (9)–were found stuck in bushes on Tuesday,” police said.
In a similar incident in Rajasthan’s Tonk on Tuesday, an ambulance carrying a woman’s body was washed away in strong currents following rains, which killed her 12-year-old son Ankit. Her husband, Ramjilal (45), is also missing. The incident took place near Siras village when the ambulance going from Jaipur to Tonk carrying the body of Geeta Devi (42) was washed away in strong water currents, Barauni SHO Datar Singh said.
Meanwhile, at least 14 people died due to wall collapse or electrocution and nearly 2.5 lakh were displaced in six districts of West Bengal, where discharge of water from Damodar Valley Corporation dams, followed by heavy rain, has flooded streets and homes, a senior official said. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to conduct an aerial survey of two of the six flood-affected districts of the state on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.