Heavy rains lash North India, three die in UP

Heavy rains occurred across North India Saturday claiming three more lives in Uttar Pradesh where flood-like situation prevailed in many districts.

New Delhi: Heavy rains occurred across
North India Saturday claiming three more lives in Uttar Pradesh
where flood-like situation prevailed in many districts with
major rivers rising further while a downpour in Delhi resulted
in water logging and traffic snarls at many places.

A 28-year-old woman and her two minor children died
in UP`s Etah district this morning when the roof of their
house collapsed over them due to incessant rains, official
sources said.

These deaths have taken the number of people killed in
rain-related incidents in the state to 76, they said.

Heavy showers disrupted normal life in several parts of
Himachal Pradesh triggering landslides and uprooting trees
which led to disruption of power supply and telecommunication
links at places.

Heavy rains lashed the national capital resulting in
traffic snarls in many areas due to water logging including
the BRT corridor, Sheikh Sarai, Chirag Delhi, Anzal Plaza,
Siri Fort, Mehrauli, Lajpat Nagar, Raja Garden, Ashram and
Mongolpuri among other localities.

The rains also uprooted trees in many areas of the
national capital.

The minimum temperature recorded was 27.4 degrees
Celsius, two degrees above normal.

So far, the city has received a total 242.2 mm of
rains after the monsoon touched the capital on July 5.

Chandigarh and its surrounding areas also received heavy
showers which threw normal life out of gear.

A downpour in the morning caused flooding of roads
leading to traffic jams at several points in the city while
some low-lying areas were under deep water.

Rains also lashed Sonepat, Ambala, Karnal and a few
other places in Haryana and Mohali and Patiala in Punjab
bringing down the mercury which dropped by a few notches.

Chandigarh recorded a high of 30.6 degrees Celsius, two
degrees below normal.

Ambala registered a high of 30.3 deg C, down by three
degrees while the high at Karnal settled at 28.5 deg C, down
by five notches.

Amritsar in Punjab received light rains and the maximum
there settled at 34.4 deg C.

PTI

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