Torrential rain claims 28 lives in HP, Punjab, Uttarakhand


New Delhi: Rain fury has claimed 28 lives in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand with flood alert sounded in Delhi and Haryana, reports said.

Reports said torrential rain have wreaked havoc in the northern parts of the country with 28 dead and more than 20 missing in Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Punjab.

The authorities have put Delhi and Haryana on flood alert following the release of  8.14 lakh cusec water from the Hathini Kund barrage in the Yamuna river.

The cloudburst has claimed 22 lives in Himachal Pradesh, three in Punjab and more than 20 missing in Uttrakhand. This has come at a time when the southern parts of the country are already bearing the brunt of incessant rains leading to flooding.

Media reports quoting the Central Water Commission said,  Ganga is flowing above the danger mark in Badaun, Garhmukteshwar, Naraura and Farrukhabad. Similarly, the Sharda river at Paliakalan and the Ghaghra river at Elginbridge are flowing above the red mark.

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