Rain-triggered floods claim eight lives in Mizoram, water-log Assam
Eight people were killed and six went missing in floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Mizoram even as hot weather conditions prevailed in Delhi, where mercury crossed the 40 degrees Celsius mark again.
Flash floods wrecked havoc at Tlabung in Mizoram's Lunglei district, while National Highway 54, which links the state with Assam, was cut off at different places due to landslides in many districts.
As many as 350 houses have submerged since Monday in different parts of the state in the flash floods.
Landslides and incessant rains have blocked several roads in Aizawl town, and power supply lines were snapped and telecommunication system was disrupted in the state capital.
Assam witnessed massive water logging across Guwahati due to incessant rains, while landslides occurred at three places –Kamakhya, Zoo Road and Chandmari–in the state capital, which constitutes most of the Kamrup Metropolitan district. In view of incessant rains lashing Guwahati since this morning, massive water logging and floods has thrown life out of gear.
Hundreds of houses went under water, the impact of which was severe due to water flowing down from the nearby hills. Knee-deep water flooded all major roads of the city and created havoc in traffic management. Commuters were stranded for hours due to water-logging.
Rainfall was recorded at several places in Odisha, with the weather department predicting the rains will intensify in at least eight of the 30 districts in upcoming days.
Daringbadi in Kandhamal district, Hemgiri in Sundargarh district, Bijepur in Bargarh district, Panposh in Sundargarh district and Jaipatna in Kalahandi have recorded rainfall of 5 cm each followed by 4 cm rainfall at Lahunipara in Sundargarh district, Tigiria Arg in Cuttack district and Jharsuguda in Jharsuguda district.
The highest maximum temperature of 38.1 degrees Celsius was recorded in Angul and Talcher, while Sundergarh registered the minimum temperature of 19 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature in most parts of Punjab and Haryana hovered close to normal limits, with Chandigarh registering a maximum temperature of 39.5 degrees Celsius. Hot weather conditions prevailed in Delhi with the mercury touching 43 degrees Celsius mark in some parts of the city.
Isolated places in Rajasthan recorded light to moderate rainfall ranging from one to four cm in the last 24 hours giving much needed respite from scorching heat at least in some parts of the state.
Rainfall was recorded in parts of Banswara, Udaipur, Ajmer, Churu, Jaipur, Sikar and Bhilwara districts.