Monsoon remains active in N India; 3 die in UP

Monsoon continued to be active in most parts of north India on Thursday.

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2011, 21:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Monsoon continued to be active in
most parts of north India on Thursday, including the national
capital where heavy showers brought respite to people toiling
under sultry weather, even as three people died in
rain-related incident in Uttar Pradesh and Himachal.

The maximum temperature in Delhi dropped marginally to 33
deg C as against yesterday`s 34.7 deg C, while the minimum was
recorded at 28.2 degrees, which was still two notches above
the normal level, the India Meteorological Department said.

The rain guages measured 0.8 mm of showers during the
day till 5:30 pm, while the humidity levels continued to be
high, oscillating between 61 and 95 per cent.

In Uttar Pradesh, one person was killed in an incident
of house collapse in Fatehpur district following heavy rains
as major rivers like Ganga, Ghaghra, Sharda and Rapti
maintained their upward trend at different places in the
state, officials said.

Ghaghra is in spate at Elgin Bridge (Barabanki),
Ayodhya and Turtipaar are flowing above the red mark while
Sharda had also crossed the danger mark at Palikalan in
Lakhimpur Kheri district, Central Water Commission sources
said here.

In Barabanki, about 1300 people have been shifted to
safer areas due to breach in Charsari embankment on Ghaghra,
the local MeT office said.

An aged couple was washed away in swollen Kallar Nallah
near Palampur in Himachal Pradesh as monsoon remained active
in Kangra district and some other parts of the state.
The bodies of the victims identified as Chamel Singh (62)
and his wife Lela Devi (61) have been recovered, police said.

PTI