JAIPUR: At least 27 persons were killed and several rendered homeless in the heavy rains that lashed Rajasthan in
the past two days as authorities undertook large-scale relief work to mitigate the suffering of the affected people. The death toll which was 14 earlier was revised to 27 by this evening on the basis of detailed reports sent by district collectors to the state government. "27 people have died in rain-related incidents across the state," chief secretary C K Mathew said. Rajasthan governor Margaret Alva visited a relief camp in rain-affected Muhana area of the district today and interacted with people there. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot also reviewed the relief works at seven districts where record-breaking rainfall on Tuesday night threw normal life out of gear. Official sources said that out of the total 27 who died in rain-related incidents on August 21 and 22, 10 died in Jaipur, four in Sikar, three in Bhilwara, two each in Alwar, Dausa and Dholpur and one each in Churu, Bharatpur, Jhunjhunu and Tonk. The downpour from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning also inundated several colonies in Nahargarh, Galta Gate, Subhash Chowk, Bhatta Basti, Ramganj, Muhana and Jawahar Nagar areas of Jaipur.