Man drowns in waterlogged avenue, shanties collapse as heavy rains lash Delhi

New Delhi, July 19

A 56-year-old pick-up truck driver drowned whereas attempting to manoeuvre his automobile by means of the waterlogged underpass at Minto Bridge, many shanties collapsed and low-lying areas had been inundated as heavy rains lashed the nationwide capital on Sunday.

Delhi acquired its first spell of heavy rains this morning with 74.Eight mm rainfall being recorded until 8:30 am.

Many residents shared on social media platforms movies and footage of rainwater gushing into their homes and autos wading by means of waterlogged roads.

According to officers, waterlogging was reported at a number of locations like Minto Road and beneath the railway bridge, each carriageways of GTK Depot, Azadpur underpass, Guru Nanak Chowk on Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, South Avenue Road and Pul Prahladpur underpass on M B Road.

A spate of incidents was reported within the nationwide capital as a number of areas had been waterlogged.

Some shanties collapsed close to the WHO constructing in Anna Nagar on Sunday morning. Three fireplace tenders had been rushed to the spot. A small NDRF group was despatched to Anna Nagar close to ITO to take inventory of the state of affairs.

The 56-year-old pick-up truck driver who was attempting to manoeuvre his automobile by means of the waterlogged underpass at Minto Bridge right here drowned, police stated.

The deceased has been recognized as Kundan. He was driving a Tata Ace from New Delhi Railway Station in direction of Connaught Place this morning, they stated.

A DTC bus will get caught within the water on the Minto Bridge after a heavy rain in New Delhi on Sunday. Tribune picture: Manas Ranjan Bhui


A bus and two auto-rickshaws had been additionally caught on the Minto Bridge underpass because of heavy waterlogging.

“We received a call around 7:54 am. Our team reached the spot where a bus and two auto-rickshaws were stuck due to waterlogging. The driver and the conductor of the bus and an auto driver were safely rescued by our personnel,” stated Atul Garg, Director, Delhi Fire Service.

There had been no passengers on board the bus, he stated.

Due to waterlogging, visitors snarls had been additionally reported at many locations in Delhi.

Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police has been alerting commuters about visitors snarls because of waterlogging at particular areas throughout the town.

Traffic snarls because of waterlogging has additionally been reported from Minto Road, Mathura Road, Outer Ring Road, Mehrauli Badarpur Road and Ashram.

Several low-lying areas and street stretches the place restore goes had been flooded.

“Traffic disrupted at many places because trees fell down. Among the places which saw trees falling down are: 1. Near Tilak Nagar metro station service lane 2. Prashant Vihar Lancer’s Convent school Rohini 3. Dr Zakir Hussain Marg near Oberoi Hotel,” the visitors police tweeted. PTI

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