This Article is From Jul 19, 2020

2 Dead As Heavy Rain Floods Roads In Delhi, Nearby Areas

Delhi Rain: A person's body was found floating in waternear the road under the national capital's iconic Minto bridge

Delhi Rain: The residents of the Delhi and nearby areas woke up to heavy rain.

New Delhi:

Two people were reported dead as heavy rain flooded some of the roads and localities in Delhi this morning.

A person's body was found floating in water near the road under the national capital's iconic Minto bridge that was seen heavily flooded. The body of the pick-up truck driver was spotted by a trackman working at New Delhi yard.

"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 was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Another man, 55, was electrocuted to death in Delhi's Jahagirpuri area. 

The rain and cloudy skies also led to a dip in the temperature.

Many people shared videos and images on Twitter and Facebook.

Till 5:30 AM, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 4.9 mm rainfall. The Palam weather station gauged 3.8 mm precipitation.

Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the Met department's regional forecasting centre, said, "Moderate to isolated heavy rains were witnessed in parts of Delhi-NCR."

Earlier, the weather office had predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rain over parts of northwest India. It had said the "entire monsoon trough is most likely to shift northwards, closer to the foothills of the Himalayas during July 19-20".