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Rain woes across north and east India: Landslide in J&K; 11 dead in Rajasthan

Namit Hans | Updated on: 11 July 2015, 14:29 IST

Heavy monsoon rains continued to lash North India on Saturday. While the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that rains would continue for the next two days, here's a round up of how states across India are dealing with the fallout of continuous rains.

1. Jammu and Kashmir- Incessant rains have caused a landslide in Uttarkashi-Gangotri marg. Latest reports suggest that Char dham yatris are stranded in the area. Amarnath and Hemkunt Sahib pilgrims are also stranded at various places along the route.

2. Rajasthan- The state which is worst affected by rains is Rajasthan, where 11 people were killed on 10 July in separate incidents. An under-construction building collapsed in Bharatpur, killing four people while three people died after drowning in a pond. Two people lost their lives after falling into a pit and two other died in Sikar which is facing the threat of floods.

3. New Delhi- Braving continuous rains since 10 July, commuters in Delhi faced long traffic snarls and waterlogging. The on-going metro construction work is adding to people's woes.

4. Kolkata- Residents across different cities in West Bengal are facing problems of severe water-logging. The height of accumulated water rose so high that the residents of Jadhavpur, Behala and other areas had to wade through knee-deep water. Kolkata's taxi facility which works as a lifeline for the city, was also severely affected as the drivers refused to work citing water-logging problems.

First published: 11 July 2015, 14:29 IST
 
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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.

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