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House Collapsed in Delhi after Heavy Rainfall on Sunday; No Casualty Reported

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap
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Parts of national capital received rainfall on Sunday that brought respite from the heat but a house in the slum area of Anna Nagar near ITO in Delhi collapsed following heavy rainfall. However, during the incident no one was present in the house. Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) and fire engines were deployed at the spot. 

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Praveen Kumar said, “A big accident happened here. Fortunately, no one was killed. The Delhi government is providing every help. Emergency relief work is going on here. A goat has been injured and was taken to hospital with the help of an NDRF team.” 

“The Anna Nagar slums are behind the under-construction WHO headquarters, and next to a drain. Due to heavy rainfall late last night, many residents evacuated homes at night only,” Delhi Fire Service (DFS) chief Atul Garg said. 

Earlier today, a man's body was found floating in water near a road under the iconic Minto bridge in the capital that was flooded by the heavy showers. 

The body of the 56-year-old pick-up truck driver was spotted by a trackman working at New Delhi yard when was working at the tracks. Police said the deceased was driving a Tata Ace from New Delhi Railway Station towards Connaught Place this morning.  

Fatalities were reported as a result of the downpour, including the death of a 56-year-old man who allegedly drowned under the water-logged Minto Bridge in Central Delhi. 

The Safdarjung Observatory of the Indian Meteorological Department recorded 74.8 mm of rainfall within 24 hours till 8.30 am today, the highest single-day figure so far for the season this year. Other parts of Delhi received higher rainfall, including the Ridge at 86 mm and Lodhi Road at 81.2 mm. 

The Delhi Traffic Police reported waterlogging at 12 locations in the city as of noon, including at the Paharganj entrance of the New Delhi Railway Station. It also reported felling of trees across 11 areas. 

The weather body has forecast light to moderate rain in the coming days over the city till Saturday. 

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