Torrential rains cause severe flooding in village in northern India

Torrential rains cause severe flooding in village in northern India

Continuous heavy rainfall has led to significant water accumulation in a village in northern India’s Delhi causing severe flooding and posing a threat to residents and property.

The incident took place at Pilanji Village in Sarojini Nagar area of New Delhi on June 28.

Visuals showed after heavy rains, water had risen to significant heights in a locality. People were wading through the water, with more than half of their bodies submerged, struggling to save their belongings from the flood. Bikes, cycles, and cars parked nearby were all submerged in water. Dogs, cows, and other animals were also caught in the rising water. The situation was extremely risky and life-threatening.

Parts of Delhi-NCR received heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning on Friday causing waterlogging and inundating roads throughout the

According to the IMD, rain accompanied by thunderstorms and winds with speed of 20-40 km/h would continue to occur over Delhi-NCR for the next one week.

As predicted by IMD for June 28, the forecast includes light to moderate rain or thunderstorms, with temperatures similar to the previous day and wind speeds reaching up to 35 km/h. Rain, which brought respite from the scorching heat, also caused waterlogging in several parts of the national capital.

The rain also caused traffic congestion and waterlogging in the city. Commuters in many places faced inconvenience as traffic police received several calls for waterlogging, traffic congestion, and fallen trees.

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