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Rains lash Delhi; girl killed in wall collapse

delhi Updated: Sep 09, 2011 17:17 IST

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Heavy rains lashed the national capital resulting in the collapse of a hospital boundary wall that killed a girl and also led to traffic chaos across the city on Friday morning.

The rain gauges measured 36.6 mm of showers between 4 am and 8.30 am, the MeT Department said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 25.1 degree Celsius, normal for this time of the year, as against yesterday's 26.1 degrees.

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The maximum was recorded at 34.2 degree Celsius yesterday.

The heavy showers led to the death of a minor girl when a boundary wall of an MCD hospital in Gautam Colony of Narela collapsed at around 7.30 am.

About two or three girls are feared to be trapped inside the debris.

The rains also resulted in usual problems of water logging and subsequent slowing off traffic on the city roads.

Traffic was affected due to water logging at Rail Bhavan near Parliament, Rafi Marg, Vikas Marg, Africa Avenue, GGR-PDR Road, Adhchini, Mayapuri chowk, Naraina road, IP flyover, Kalindi Kunj, Malviya Nagar and Yusuf Sarai.

Water logging was also reported near Patparganj flyover, Defence Colony flyover, Lala lajpat Rai road, GTB road, Patel Chest to Daulat Ram College, Prahladpur, Keshav Chowk Railway bridge, DND flyover, Maharani Bagh and Govindpuri Metro station.

Last year, the maximum temperature had not crossed 35 degree Celsius in the month of September. The month also received the highest rainfall (332.9 mm) in ten years in 2010.

The record maximum for September was on 16th of the month in 1938 when the mercury rose to 40.6 degree Celsius.