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Heaviest 24-hour July rain in 41 years paralyses NCR, 6 dead | India News


NEW DELHI: The heaviest two-day rainfall in July the city has seen in at least 41 years has brought Delhi-NCR to its knees, claiming 6 lives across the capital and Gurgaon, and at the same time making Paralyze the area with flooded roads, flooded houses, flooded houses. Collapses, caves in the road and uprooted trees.
Safdarjung in the capital recorded 153mm of rain in the 24 hours to 8:30am on Sunday, the highest in a day rainin July since 1982. Over the next nine hours, the station received 105.8mm more. This is the first time in the available records in 13 years that the Safdarjung base station, Delhi, has reported more than 100mm of rain for two consecutive days.

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Rainfall in just 36 hours is nearly 260mm, 32% higher than the normal level of the whole of July, this is the second most rainy season after August in the capital. More rain is expected on Monday, with heavy downpours already taking a toll on the area.

At least four people died and dozens were injured in collapses of houses, walls and uprooting trees in the capital. The Delhi Fire Service received 13 calls related to house collapse, saved 7 people, 3 died. A rickshaw driver died after being hit by a tree uprooted on his vehicle.
In Gurgaon, which received 145 mm of rain in 24 hours, two men drowned while bathing in a pond while it was raining.

Delhi records highest single-day rainfall in July since 1982: IMD

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Delhi records highest single-day rainfall in July since 1982: IMD

Much of Delhi was under water for a second day along with all the official statements that the agencies were ready for the monsoon. There have been reports of water flooding into shops and houses in some parts of the capital. While traffic was not high as Sunday was a holiday, some important sections of the road were knee-deep in water.

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