Flooding Threatens Delhi as Heavy Rain Continues Across India

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Published on August 15, 2019 - Duration: 00:54s

Flooding Threatens Delhi as Heavy Rain Continues Across India

Streets in India’s Haryana state were inundated with rainwater on Thursday, August 15, as the country continued to endure widespread and deadly flooding, local media reported.

This video shows people navigating a flooded road in the Parvatiya Colony in Haryana.

Local media said Delhi, India’s capital territory just north of Parvatiya Colony, was in danger of flooding next, as water released from the Hathni Kund Barrage on the rising Yamuna river could flood low-lying areas.

Indian media said on August 13 that water from the dam was expected to reach Delhi within the next three days.

The low-lying areas of Wazirabad, Shastri Park, Gandhi Nagar, Okhla, and Sonia Vihar were evacuated, reports said.

Heavy rain was also expected in Delhi through August 17, according to local media citing weather reports.

Meanwhile, flooding was continuing to affect the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

At least 225 were reported to have died and 1.2 million displaced across the four states, as of Tuesday, August 13.

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