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Downpours in New Delhi. Four people died in the underground passages

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Downpours in the Indian capital have killed at least 11 people, Reuters reported on Sunday. Four people drowned in flooded underpasses. Almost 60 flights were canceled from New Delhi's main airport in the past 24 hours.

After one of the worst heatwaves on record in New Delhi in June, the capital received the heaviest rainfall in decades on Friday. According to the Hindustan Times website, 228.1 liters of water fell there per square meter, the most since June 1936. The total rainfall that day exceeded the average for the entire month.


As a result of heavy rainfall, underpasses were flooded, killing four people. In the northern part of the city, two children aged about nine died in this way on Saturday, local media reported. A 60-year-old man also died in one of the flooded underpasses in the north-eastern part of New Delhi.

In total, at least 11 people have died in the Indian capital due to downpours in recent days.

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The roof collapsed at the airport

The roof collapsed due to heavy rains at one of the three terminals at New Delhi's main airport. It is one of the largest and busiest airports in the country.

Nearly 60 flights have been canceled from the airport in the past 24 hours. Air traffic is relatively smooth on Sunday, but the airport representative did not rule out further disruptions.

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There were huge traffic jams on the streets, and parts of the city faced water and electricity cuts.

Reuters, PAP, The New Indian Express

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