New Delhi: Monsoon gaining momentum in several parts of North and Northeast India, at least 21 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Assam. At least 10 people were killed in Uttarakhand in rain-related incidents. Four persons lost their lives in Tehri district as their car was hit by debris falling from a hillside in the wake of a landslide. Two others were killed in Uttarkashi district when a tree fell on their house following heavy rains in the area.
The national capital witnessed light rains, keeping the mercury within comfortable levels with the maximum temperature at 30.1 degrees Celsius, five notches below the normal. Several parts of Uttar Pradesh received over 10 cms rainfall, even as the weather department predicted rain and thunder showers at many places in the state today.
Widespread rains lashed Punjab and Haryana, causing mercury to dip by a few notches. Many places in Punjab including Patiala, Ludhiana received rains which dropped the temperature by several notches, giving relief to residents from the hot and humid conditions.