New Delhi : A flood alert has been sounded in Jammu where heavy rains left three dead and several injured while four more deaths were reported from Bihar where the deluge has claimed 95 lives so far.
River Tawi continues to flow above the danger mark in Jammu. The Vaishnodevi and the Amarnath yatras have been suspended following landslides triggered by heavy rains in the state.
The flood situation in Assam where 34 people have died so far improved though Brahmaputra’s tributary Dhansiri is flowing above the danger mark at Numaligarh in Gola.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places of Rajasthan with Kota district recording the maximum of 19 cm rainfall followed by Aklera in Jhalawar where 16 cm rains occurred. Punjab and Haryana too received heavy showers. Light rainfall was recorded in parts of the national capital with the humidity level settling at 80 per cent, causing discomfort to people. “The minimum temperature stood at 26.4 degrees Celsius while the maximum is expected to be 35 degrees Celsius,” a MeT Department official said.
Overnight rainfall in Jammu has wreaked havoc in most parts of the region. Fatay Chand was killed when his house collapsed in the Parladpur in Mandal belt of Jammu region due to the incessant rainfall. In Doda district one Dost Mohammed was killed and four others were injured when their house collapsed.
A 10-year-old boy injured on Saturday on way to the Vaishnodevi shrine succumbed to injuries, taking the toll in the mishaps due to inclement weather to five.
The railway traffic on the Jammu Udhampur railway line was also affected as landslides blocked the railway track at several places near the Ramnagar station in the district. “Due to heavy rainfall, there are flash floods in the rivers in Jammu. Alert has been sounded,” Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.