At least 15 people have died in three days of floods triggered by heavy rains in northern India. The country’s Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rain in the northern states over the next few days.
Many houses have been damaged by landslides and floods in Himachal Pradesh. Public life has come to a standstill there. A similar situation prevails in Uttarakhand.
There the water level of some rivers is flowing above the boundary line. A major highway has been closed due to landslides.
Meanwhile, the educational institutions in Delhi have been closed due to flooding. The situation in some areas of the city is quite bad. The sewers in those areas have overflowed. Residents are stranded as roads are flooded. Due to the water there is a long traffic jam on the roads.
A woman was killed when the ceiling of a house in Delhi collapsed last Saturday. Many local residents expressed their anger on social media. Sarita Gupta, a local resident said, “I don’t know what the government is doing in this regard.” It’s not a one-year thing, it’s happening every year.’
In the past few days, heavy rains have also occurred in various northeastern states of India including Assam, Nagaland. Thousands of people have been displaced in Assam due to floods.
Meanwhile, last Sunday, a terrible video of a car washed away by floodwaters in Himachal Pradesh was spread.
State authorities said there were floods in 13 places. At least 14 landslides occurred. At least five people, including three members of the same family, have been killed since last Saturday. Many roads have been damaged. Many trees are uprooted.
India experiences floods during the monsoon season from June to September. However, experts said that the intensity of rain has increased in recent days. They say that the trend of heavy rains has increased due to climate change due to global warming.