3 killed in B'lore rains, 1 drowns in Bihar floods

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New Delhi, July 22 (UNI) Three labourers were killed in Bangalore as heavy rains lashed the city while one death was reported in Bihar following deteriorating flood situation in the state in the last 24 hours.

In Karnataka, the state capital faced heavy downpour as water gushed into the houses in low-lying areas. A pedestrian was injured in Indiranagar area when a tree fell on him. Movement of vehicular traffic was badly affected with rain water flooding the roads.

In Bihar, major rivers were flowing above danger level and increasing. According to an official report from Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, one person was swept away in the flood water following breach in the Khalkhalia embankment on Chanan river near Puccamool village.

Meanwhile, railway sources said flood water was flowing on the railway tracks at several places on Bhagalpur-Mandarhill rail division following which train services were suspended on the route.

An underconstruction bridge also collapsed on Bhagalpur-Sahebganj rail division near Laulak railway station paralysing traffic on the route since this morning.

Road communication in the northern region of the state, especially in Saharsa, Sitamarhi and Bhagalpur was snapped due to flood.

The met office said the state capital had recorded 40 mm of rainfall every day since the past five to six days.

In Tripura, almost 15,000 people have been affected due to inundation of low-lying habitations and agricultural land in South Tripura following incessant rains across the state during the last 24 hours.

Official sources said one of the state's major rivers, Gumati, was flowing at danger level, while water level in most of the rivers had increased. About 42.23 mm rainfall was recorded in the state in the past 24 hours. The district administration had opened 19 camps so far and shifted the affected people.

In Uttar Pradesh, at least 31 flood posts have been established in Siddharthnagar to help the victims of flood.

Sultry weather conditions prevailed in Delhi after light rains yesterday with the maximum temperature recorded at 35.5 degrees C and minimum at 27.3 degrees. The maximum and minimum relative humidity was 91 and 61 per cent respectively.

Sultry weather conditions prevailed in Delhi with the maximum temperature recorded at 35.5 and the minimum remained at 27.3 degrees. The maximum and minimum relative humidity was 91 and 61 per centrespectively.

In Kerala, South-West monsoon remained weak even as rainfall occurred at most places in the state and Lakshadweep.

Heavy rains occurred at most places in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Uttaranchal, coastal Karnataka and at many places in Asom, Meghalaya, Bihar.

Very light rain occurred at isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Rain or thundershowers occurred at most places in Kerala, Lakshadweep and at many places in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Konkan and Goa, Telangana and at a few places in Punjab, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, south interior Karnataka and at isolated places in Gangetic West Bengal, Orissa, east Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and kashmir, east Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Chattisgarh, Gujarat Region, Madhya Maharashtra, north interior Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


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