Rain claims 19 lives in North

A handicapped person wades through a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Gurgaon on Tuesday. PTI

Amarnath Yatra was temporarily suspended in Jammu and Kashmir after rain rendered the twin routes to the shrine slippery. Badrinath shrine in Uttarakhand was cut off due to landslides in the area. Torrential rain in Delhi claimed two lives as record overnight showers in many parts of the city led to water logging resulting in chaotic traffic jams. Rain gauges measured 57 mm of rainfall for a period of 12 hours ending 8:30 am on Tuesday.

Roads were submerged disrupting movement of vehicles in many parts of the city.
Underpasses and subways were also waterlogged creating inconvenience for the commuters. Eleven people were killed and ten others injured when a wall collapsed in Sector 58 of Noida on Monday night.

Besides, six people were killed and four others injured due to rain-related incidents as showers lashed major parts of Uttar pradesh, causing a sudden dip in temperature at many places. While three persons were killed due to lightning in Barabanki district, one death each was reported from Deoria, Gonda and Gorakhpur due to felling of trees and incidents of wall collapse.

Monsoon rain lashed several places in Rajasthan with Bikaner receiving the maximum of 26 mm rainfall, while Ajmer, Churu and Barmer recorded 11 mm, 9 mm and 7 mm respectively. Ganganagar remained the hottest place in the state with a maximum of 37 degrees Celsius followed by Bikaner at 36.

Widespread rain cooled weather in Himachal Pradesh where capital Shimla recorded 13.9 mm rain and remained hot at 21.7 degrees day temperature.

Mercury remained two to five degrees below normal across Punjab and Haryana even as monsoon rain played truant in most parts of the region.

PTI

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