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Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR: 3-storey building collapses in Noida sector-121, no casualties so far

According to Traffic Police, many major areas remained disrupted due to massive water-logging, leading to traffic jams. Commuters were advised to avoid the areas where water-logging was frequent, so that traffic does not pile on more.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 27, 2018 12:09 IST ]

Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR

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Heavy rain in Delhi-NCR: Heavy downpour continued to wreak havoc in Delhi-NCR on Friday as rain lashed the regions, bringing down mercury. The prevailing conditions have led to water-logging in major areas, including those of the national capital. Even on Thursday, life was thrown out of gear due to widespread inundation and traffic snarls in the national capital region. While two people lost their lives in rain-related incidents, a road caved in Ghaziabad's Vasundhara. Meanwhile, 1,15,000 cusec of water was released from Haryana's Hathini Kund Barrage today sending Yamuna river's mark near the danger level. In Delhi, Yamuna was flowing at 203.83 meters just 17cm below warning level of 204 meters.

LATEST UPDATES:

11:53 am: Under-construction 3-storey building collapses in Noida sector-121. No casualties have been reported so far.  The Noida Authority had sealed the building a few days ago. 

11:01 am: 

10:30 am: Several vehicles have been damaged a  wall collapsed due to incessant rains near Gaushala fatak in Ghaziabad.

India Tv - Several vehicles were damaged as a wall collapsed in Ghaziabad's Gaushala fatak area. 

Several vehicles were damaged as a wall collapsed in Ghaziabad's Gaushala fatak area. 

A 36-year-old man was killed after being electrocuted in Indirapuram's Shipra Sun City. The incident happened on Thursday when Saroj Kan Das was coming back home after dropping his daughter to school and he came in contact with water touching a naked wire. According to locals, the electricity was cut off 30 minutes after the incident. Das was declared brought dead on arrival by a nearby private hospital.

In another incident, a 13-year-old girl was crushed under the debris of her house as the rooftop water tanker crashed through the house. The roof reportedly gave in under the weight of the water tank after incessant rains. The tank crashed through two floors of a three-storey house, crushing the girl underneath. 

According to Traffic Police, many major areas remained disrupted due to massive water-logging, leading to traffic jams. Commuters were advised to avoid the areas where water-logging was frequent, so that traffic does not pile on more. 

The rains are continuing in the national capital since yesterday morning, with several areas having received overnight moderate to heavy rainfall.

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Heavy rains in Delhi-NCR: Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory to avoid these routes today 

Traffic was affected at Ghazipur Murga Mandi, Khajuri Chowk, Modi Mil Under Flyover, SDM office Pushta Road, Raja Ram Kohli Marg from Geeta Colony to Pushta Road, Suraj Kund to Prahlad Pur & Mayur Vihar Ph-II Subway, Slip Road, Minto Road Under Bridge, Chatta Rail, Dwarka More to Road No. 201, Mayapuri Chowk & from Badarpur to Mehrauli, Ashram, Sarai Kale Khan towards Nizamuddin railway station and 11 Murti road. Commuters were advised to avoid these routes on Friday as well. 

Heavy rains in Delhi-NCR: Flood-like situation in Yamuna

Meanwhile, the heavy downpur has caused the flood-like situation in River Yamuna and it is likely to worsen over coming days. 

The Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana's Yamunanagar district has released 1 lakh 80 thousand cusecs of water as the dam was flowing way above the capacity. The released water is likely to reach Delhi within 72 hours. 

The authorities have alerted the people dwelling in the Yamuna's flood banks to ensure minimum loss to life and property. 

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