Heavy rain in North India; 15 killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 19:06

New Delhi: Heavy showers lashed parts of North India on Tuesday as 15 people were killed due to rain-related incidents in the region.

Capital Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 31.3 degrees Celsius, three degrees less than normal and a minimum of 24.8 degrees Celsius.

A few parts of the city received rains. The maximum humidity touched 90 per cent.

At least 15 people were killed in rain-related incidents as heavy showers lashed eastern and western parts of Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours.

Five people were killed in Sultanpur, four each in Mau and Ghazipur and one each in Gonda and Azamgarh in separate incidents like wall collapse and lightning.

Met office sources here said extremely heavy rain lashed isolated places over eastern UP and moderate to rather heavy rain and thundershowers occurred at many places over western UP.

The sources forecast rain and thundershowers at most places in the state and at many places over western UP. It warned that heavy to very heavy rain would occur at one or two places over the state during next 24 hours.

Central Water Commission sources said that most of the rivers were in spate following heavy rains.

Heavy rain lashed parts of Punjab and Haryana today causing the mercury to settle a few notches below normal.

Chandigarh received heavy rain this morning while Dasuya was the wettest place with 104 mm of showers.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 19:06

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