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In pics: Heavy rain wreak havoc across India, Yamuna crosses danger mark

More than 1500 people have been killed in India due to landslide, storm and flood this year

Mumbai Rains, Mumbai

Police personnel and locals push a truck stuck on a waterlogged road following heavy rains, in Mumbai on Tuesday

BS Web Team
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Delhi has received 302.6 mm of rain in July. The rain is 11 per cent above normal. According to Indian Meteorological Department, Delhi is expected to witness light rainfall on Tuesday, while no rain is expected between Thursday and Sunday.

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The Supreme Court of India lashed on Centre, the Uttar Pradesh government and Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) authority for their failure to restore the pristine glory of Taj Mahal. TTZ is an area of about 10,400 sq km spread over the districts of Agra, Firozabad, Mathura, Hathras and Etah in Uttar Pradesh and Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.

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Over 10 person have ben killed and seven injured due to heavy downpour in Uttar Pradesh, in the last 24 hours. 11 deaths were reported from Sahranpur district. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to take extensive tours in the rain affected areas and identify dilapidated buildings and start the evacuation.

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600 NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) personnel have been deployed in Assam to carry out resue operation in all the flood-hit regions. This year, many northeastern states have witnessed less rainfall than normal.

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Incessant rainfall in Bihar has opened the floodgates of misery for people. On Sunday, state-run Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) was inundated with water. Small fish was seen swimming in the flooded ICU.

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The Bailey road, considered to be the lifeline of Patna, cave din due to incessant rainfall. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, along with his cabinet colleagues visited the site.

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More than 1500 people have been killed in India due to landslide, storm and flood, this year. The number of death, reported by National Emergency Response Center, recorded 139 in Maharashtra.

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A road overbridge collapsed near Andheri on July 3 due to heavy rainfall that affected local and distance train services.

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First Published: Jul 31 2018 | 1:32 PM IST

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