NewsHeavy rains paralyze the capital of India and leave 18 dead in...

    Heavy rains paralyze the capital of India and leave 18 dead in the north of the country

    More precipitation is expected over the next few days.

    Torrential rains hit several regions of northern India on Sunday, killing 18 people in landslides and other related incidents. Overflowing of most rivers, including the Yamuna, which runs through New Delhi, was also recorded, The Tribune reports.

    The heavy downpours caused flooding in many of the region’s cities and towns, where public services were interrupted, unable to cope with the severe weather conditions. The roads became impassable due to the amount of accumulated water.

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    The India Meteorological Department forecasts more rain for the next few days. The entity also registered a new record Rainfall in Delhi: The city had 153mm of rain in 24 hours, the highest level in a single day in July since 1982.

    Heavy rain advisories were also issued in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and the Ladakh region. Normal life in the affected areas in the north of the country came to a standstill. Schools in Delhi and the adjacent cities of Gurugram and Noida will remain closed on Monday, while in Ghaziabad they will be closed for the whole of next week.

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    Residents of the flooded areas, mainly from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi, shared images of vehicles swept away, flooded residential areas, submerged temples and other structures affected by rising rivers and landslides on social media.

    Source: RT

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