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Delhi to brace for more rains after record-breaking downpour that claimed 11 lives
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Delhi to brace for more rains after record-breaking downpour that claimed 11 lives

| @@indiablooms | 30 Jun 2024, 01:27 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi residents, still recovering from the after-effects of the record-breaking downpour on Friday, will have to brace for more rains, media reports said. 

The weather office has issued an orange alert for the national capital, predicting heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday.

The India Meteorological Department's orange alert asks people to be prepared for heavy rain.

The first two days of the Monsoon in Delhi led to waterlogging in several low-lying areas and also claimed 11 lives. The city recorded 228.1 mm of rainfall when the Monsoon struck on Friday -- the highest single-day June rainfall since 1936.

IMD scientist Soma Sen told NDTV that the Monsoon is advancing and several parts of north India are likely to receive heavy rain. "Eastern UP has been covered and in the next two-three days, western UP and Haryana will be covered," she said.

Visuals of vehicles stuck in flooded underpasses and residents wading through water to get essential items have been viral since Friday morning.

Several people even died due to the heavy rains including several children, who drowned in ditches, and commuters stuck in flooded underpasses.

A wall collapsed at Vasant Vihar claiming three lives. At Delhi Airport Terminal -1, a portion of the canopy collapsed amid the heavy rain, crushing several cars. A cab driver, who was waiting for passengers, died in the incident. 

Waterlogging disrupted traffic movement in several areas, including the Pragati Maidan tunnel, which remained closed on Saturday as well.

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