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Jaipur: Heavy rains continued to wreck havoc in many parts of Rajasthan and normal life in state capital Jaipur has been brought to a standstill. The death toll climbed to 14 in Jaipur and schools stayed shut for the second day in a row on Wednesday.
According to IBN Live, the state capital reported its heaviest rainfall in over three decades on Wednesday. It didn't rain late on Wednesday night though.
Authorities have decided to shut primary schools for the second day in a row. Roads in many areas of the city caved in and many areas remained waterlogged and rail traffic was affected as well.
According to the reports, around 20,000 people have been asked to move to safer places from low lying areas.
According to Times of India, report, the rain claimed 14 lives in Rajasthan - eight in the state capital, two each in Jaipur rural, Dholpur and Dausa districts.
The torrential rain in the capital that lasted for two hours, between 12.15 am to 2.30 am, recorded 17 cm, the highest in the past three decades. Last it was on July 23, 1981 when the Pink City had witnessed a rain of 32.6 cm on a single day.
According to the Jaipur Met office, "It was the highest rain of this season in Jaipur. The last time the city witnessed such rain was in 1981 as well as on August 16, 1959 when it recorded 32.6 cm and 18.8 cm rain respectively," said SS Singh, director, Jaipur Met office.
"Twenty thousand food packets were distributed and nine teams were keeping a watch on scene and were surveying the damages," said the collector.