Rain Fury in North India; 24 Dead in Himachal, Delhi On Alert
Monsoon rains continue to hammer several states in north India after at least 30 people were killed in floods and landslides on Sunday. In Himachal Pradesh, one of the worst-hit states, at least 24 people have died and multiple incidents of landslides have blocked highways and roads leaving tourists stranded. A flood alert has been issued in parts of Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh as the Yamuna and other rivers near the danger mark. The army is on standby in eight districts of Punjab where the situation continues to be grim in areas near the Sutlej River.
- In Punjab, 250 villages in eight districts – Ropar, Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Tarn Taran, Moga, and Ferozepur – are on alert where overflowing dams and rivers have caused flooding. The weather office has predicted heavy rain in several parts of the state today.
- More than 209 villages have been evacuated in Punjab as a precautionary measure. Three people have died so far in the state due to heavy rains. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said the flood situation is being monitored closely.
- Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh in the last three days has caused an estimated loss of Rs. 574 crore, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said today. In the last 24 hours, 22 people have lost their lives and 43 have been killed so far this monsoon season, he added.
News Credit: NDTV