Heavy rain claims 2 lives in Delhi, Kolkata waterlogged

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New Delhi/Kolkata, July 3: Two minors were crushed to death after building walls collapsed on them in heavy rain in the national capital on Wednesday.

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The first of the two deaths occurred at Nihal Vihar area of West Delhi where 12-year-old Ravi got buried under a crumbling wall while returning home.

The other death took place after about 20 minutes at Anand Parbat area of central Delhi. Four persons, including a one-month-old baby, were injured when a wall collapsed on them. One among them, Varsha, 2, later died in a hospital.

Kolkata witnessed the heaviest rain in a day in the last decade

Delhiites, however, were relieved by the downpour after a long dry spell. The weather department called the rain as "pre-monsoon showers" and predicted that the monsoons were a few days away from reaching the national capital.

Meanwhile, Kolkata experienced the heaviest shower in a day in the last decade on Wednesday. The Alipore metereological department recorded 98.6 mm rainfall till 8.30am on Tuesday and another 89.2 mm for the next 12 hours. Several parts of the city were waterlogged as a result, hitting the transportation.

The Met department predicted more heavy rain in the city and a few other districts of the state in the next few days owing to a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. Electricity supply tripped as a result of the heavy rain and a few pumps were badly hit, resulting in water-logging in many parts of the city.

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