In one of the major rescue operations, the Indian Army soldiers rescued around 540 girls on July 29 night from Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Girls Hostel in Bhainswara, Rajasthan.
According to a Times of India report, the hostel was waterlogged after the water released from Jawai dam flooded many parts of Jalore district. Since 540 girls and teachers were stranded in the hostel, the armymen rescued them after the district administration informed them about the situation.
“We evacuated 540 girls and teachers along with other staff from the hostel on Friday night and shifted them to a safer place where all of them were provided with the medical aid and food,” said an official, according to the TOI report.
Amid the worsening flood situation in Jalore district, the army has roped in three columns for rescue and relief operations in Sanchore, Ahor and Jalore at South bank of the river Jawai.
Water released from Jawai dam has caused a major havoc on its way to Jalore city severing the road and rail link of the city with other towns. Railway station of the town is completely submerged in the water leading to suspension of all the rail services to the city.
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The administration has sounded alert in about 120 villages and localities around the river. Many areas have been evacuated as well.
According to the report, Raniwara of the district has recorded the highest rain at 1,285 mm this season, while Jalore city has received 800 mm, Sanchore 916 mm and Ahor has received 519 mm rain.