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Death count increases as heavy rains lash north India

Namit Hans | Updated on: 13 July 2015, 19:57 IST

Seven people, including three children, lost their lives in the last 24 hours in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh. The total death count for the north Indian region has reached more than 15 as rain caused heavy damages in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

  • In Hardoi, UP, four people died after a house collapsed while the children slipped into a pit and lost their lives.
  • Two died in Himachal Pradesh after a landslide hit them. Another incident of landslide in Jammu & Kashmir killed two others.
  • A restraunt collapsed in Dehradun, Uttarakhand killing one person and injuring three others.

  • A family of four was killed after cloud burst in Anantnag district of J&K on 12 June.

  • In the national capital, waterlogging and damaged roads cause heavy traffic as it rained for three days continuously.

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First published: 13 July 2015, 19:57 IST
Namit Hans @HansNamit

Namit works as a sub-editor at the Speed News desk. He is an economics graduate who stumbled into social work after college. His interest in social issues and desire to write sensitising stories led him to journalism. In his free time, he mostly reads about religion and mythology.