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Watch: Heavy rainfall wreak havoc across parts of India, 19 dead

The authorities are closely monitoring the weather conditions and taking necessary precautions to mitigate the impact of heavy rainfall.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Jul 10, 2023 09:15 IST
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New Delhi: Heavy rainfall is expected to drench parts of north India, including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and the Delhi-NCR region on Monday, bringing relief from the scorching heat. However, the downpour has led to waterlogging and traffic congestion, causing inconvenience for commuters. Reports indicate that 19 individuals have been affected by rain-related incidents as heavy showers lash across northern India.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Northwest India, which includes the Western Himalayan Region, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh, Delhi, and Rajasthan, can expect heavy to very heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, West India (Goa, Maharashtra, and Gujarat), East and Northeast India (West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Manipur), Central India (Madhya Pradesh), and South India (Coastal Karnataka and Kerala) are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall from July 10 to July 12.

Schools, colleges to remain shut as incessant rains wreak havoc

In anticipation of the heavy rainfall, schools and colleges in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Ludhiana, and Gurugram have been closed. Private offices and corporate houses have also been advised to implement work-from-home arrangements to ensure the safety and well-being of employees.

Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh has witnessed its share of rain-related incidents. Excessive rainfall led to the collapse of a bridge in Mandi, while the Parvati River in Manikaran experienced flooding.

Meanwhile, the visuals of distressing weather conditions has is doing rounds on social media, garnering a lot of traction to sudden changes in the weather conditions making it appear extreme,  distressing and life threatening.

 

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In Nagwai, six individuals became stranded due to the rising water level of the Beas River caused by incessant rainfall. A rescue operation is currently underway to ensure their safety. A Twitter user also posted a video with gory visuals of the Beas river engulfing a number of tourist vehicle parked on its banks.

Another video of a 50-year-old bridge being washed away in Himachal was posted by a Twitter user.

The authorities are closely monitoring the weather conditions and taking necessary precautions to mitigate the impact of heavy rainfall. It is crucial for residents and commuters to stay updated with weather advisories and follow safety guidelines to navigate through these challenging conditions.

 

First published on: Jul 10, 2023 09:03 AM IST

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