Monsoon rains lash Delhi, other states; toll rises in U’khand
In Uttarakhand, with the recovery of two more bodies, the death toll in the rain-hit state rose to 15 on Saturday .india Updated: Jul 02, 2016 20:53 IST
Heavy rains lashed several parts of India as monsoon made its entry into Delhi and other states on Saturday even as the toll in a landslide in Arunachal Pradesh rose while ten rivers in Uttarkhand were in spate a day after it was hit by a cloudburst which has claimed at least 15 lives.
The rescue operation in Arunachal Pradesh, which was suspended on Friday evening, resumed at the break of the dawn and five more bodies were recovered, West Kameng SP A Koan said.
The bodies extricated from the debris were of Pinky Boro (40), Miali Chetry (40), Niky Boro (10), Juala Chetry (10) and 9-month-old Angel Lenua, the SP said.
In Uttarakhand too, the tragedy continued with the recovery of two more bodies, pushing the death toll in the rain-hit state to 15 on Saturday while about ten rivers and rivulets were in spate across the state and traffic disrupted on several routes due to landslides.
15 people are still missing after the cloudbursts in Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts and it is feared that the toll may rise.
Rain-related casualties were reported in Uttar Pradesh too as at least 11 people, including three minors, were killed in different parts of the state in last two days due to lightning strike and wall or house collapse.
In Delhi, monsoon showers lashed the city, two days after its scheduled arrival, bringing cheer and much-needed respite to residents from muggy weather.
Several parts of Rajasthan, Odisha and Punjab, among other states, also received heavy rainfall.
Widespread rains lashed major parts of Punjab and Haryana, bringing relief to people from sultry weather conditions.