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15 killed in cloud burst in U'khand, rains elude other parts

india Updated: Aug 08, 2009 21:51 IST
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Fifteen people were killed in a cloud burst in Uttarakhand on Saturday even as rains eluded most parts of the northern belt with mercury crossing 40-degree mark at some places.

People in most parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir reeled under hot and humid conditions as heavy rains eluded the region.

Though light showers occurred in the national capital, maximum temperature in New Delhi settled three notches above normal at 37.5 degrees Celsius and high humidity levels, which oscillated between 48 to 92 per cent, added to discomfiture of Delhiites.

With rains playing truant in Punjab and Haryana for the past few days, maximum temperatures shot up by a few degrees at most places in the states, where Hisar remained hottest at 41 degrees, followed by Amritsar at 37.2 degrees.

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