15 die as monsoon revives in North

15 die as monsoon revives in North

Heavy rain drenched parts of UP, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh while Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan received moderate rainfall.

Thirteen people perished in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh where many areas experienced heavy downpour since Monday. While three children were killed in Lucknow as they fell into a drain, six died in Moradabad when a boat capsized and one death each was reported from Unnao, Gorakhpur, Sultanpur and Azamgarh.

Incessant rain lashed Uttarakhand for the third straight day on Tuesday as three persons died in rain-related incidents at various parts of the state. The downpour triggered landslides, blocking vehicular traffic to Badrinath and Yamunotri shrines in Garhwal region and also on Tanakpur-Pithoragarh Highway in the Kumaon region. It also led to an alarming rise in the water levels of major rivers.

In Himachal Pradesh, normal life was affected as cloudbursts resulted in cattle being washed away in the tribal Bharmaour region in Chamba district.

Meanwhile, rain drenched the national capital after a gap of five days with the city receiving  42.6 mm of rain from Monday night. The Met Department said the capital has received 212.6 mm of rains in the past 15 days since the south-west monsoon hit the capital on July 5.

The rain also brought the mercury down to a comfortable 30 degrees Celsius, five degrees below normal. Widespread rain also lashed Punjab and Haryana, where many parts are still battling the recent fury of floods.

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