Delhi: Heavy Rain Claims 2 Lives, Floods Roads & Localities

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.

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.

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