Five dead in Jharkhand, flood situation improves in Asom
New Delhi, Jun 6 (UNI) Incessant rains in Jharkhand killed five people even though the mercury rose in most parts of North India today.
The overall flood situation in Asom has improved after the recession of water level in all rivers, including Brahmaputra today.
Four people, including a child, were killed after the wall of a school building collapsed and another person died and two were injured, when lightning struck them at Dimna in Jharkhand last evening.
Meanwhile, the Southwest monsoon advanced today into parts of Bay of Bengal and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Light to moderate rains are likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh during the next 48 hrs.
Heavy rains are likely to occur at most places in Gangetic West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, coastal Karnataka and Kerala.
Rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, at many places in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, south Konkan and Goa, interior Karnataka and Lakshadweep.
People in northwest India groaned under hot weather conditions The maximum temperature soared at many places in Punjab with Ludhiana recording 40.8 degrees and Patiala 40.5 degrees celsius.
The temperature also rose in Haryana.
The mercury also increased in Himachal Pradesh with Sundernagar in Mandi district recording 33.7 degrees and Kalpa in Kinnaur district registering 21.1 degrees Celsius. The capital town of Shimla showed one degree above normal temperature at 25.5 degrees celsius.
The mercury also showed upward movement in Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana.
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