New Delhi: A sudden heavy rain in Delhi flooded roads and localities and reportedly killed two people on Sunday morning.
A body was found floating in water underneath the iconic Minto bridge of the national capital following the heavy downpour. The body was identified as a pick-up truck driver.
“I spotted the body while I was on duty at the tracks. I came down, swam and retrieved it. The body was floating in front of a bus,” Ramniwas Meena, a trackman working at New Delhi yard, told news agency ANI.
Another person, aged 55, was electrocuted in Jahagirpuri area of the national capital.
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The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for Delhi, recorded 4.9 mm rainfall till 5:30am on Sunday. The Palam weather station gauged 3.8 mm precipitation.
“Moderate to isolated heavy rains were witnessed in parts of Delhi-NCR,” Met department’s regional forecasting centre head, Kuldeep Srivastava said.