10 killed as heavy rains lash Delhi

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Heavy rains in New Delhi
New Delhi, Jul 28: At least 10 people were killed and nine others injured when a wall collapsed during the heavy rains that lashed the national capital on Monday, Jul 27.

The incident took place in sector 58 of Noida, neighbouring Delhi. Police officials said that the dead included four children and two women.

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Heavy rains also caused water logging in some areas and major traffic jams all across Delhi including India Gate, Zakir Hussain Marg, Ashoka Road, Shahjahan Road, Rajpath and Pragati Maidan, the Outer Ring Road bypass, the Lajpat Nagar-Ashram route, Delhi Cantonment, the Red Fort-Kashmiri Gate road and Dhaula Kuan.

A senior official at the Meteorological Department said, "Delhi received 29.4 mm of rains between 05:30 PM and 08: 30 PM," adding rain gauges in the city recorded 69 mm of rains from Sunday, Jul 26 evening till 08: 30 PM on Monday, Jul 27. More rains are predicted for Tuesday, Jul 28.

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