11 killed as rain fury continues in North India

People being rescued from flood-hit areas in Kulgam district of south Kashmirafter a cloudburst hit Pahalgam. — PHOTO: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.  

At least 11 persons were killed after incessant rain lashed north India on Sunday, triggering landslides and damaging houses in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Several rivers are flowing close to the danger mark.

While seven persons were killed in house collapse in Uttar Pradesh, three died in a landslide in Kashmir.

In U.P.’s Sitapur district, three persons, including a minor, were killed in two separate incidents of wall collapse. Two were killed in Badaun and one died in Bareilly in separate incidents of house collapse.

In Dehradun, Uttarakhand, a construction worker died and three others were injured after a restaurant collapsed.

Traffic snarls

Several low-lying areas in Delhi were waterlogged, leading to traffic snarls as rain continued for the fourth day.

Several busy areas, including ITO, Vikas Marg, South Extension, Khanpur, Mahipalpur, Hari Nagar, IIT crossing, Nehru Place, Yusuf Sarai Market and Munirka witnessed traffic jams. The Safdarjung observatory received 68.6 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours till 8.30 a.m. while areas under Lodhi road, Ayanagar, Ridge and Palam recorded 78.2 mm, 77.4 mm, 76.2 mm and 98.4 mm rain.

Delhi’s highest

Till Saturday, Delhi received 147.8 mm rainfall, the highest this season. In some low-lying areas, rainwater flooded the basements of flats and residents had a harrowing time.

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