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Houses Crumble As Drain In Delhi Overflows After Heavy Rain

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Houses Crumble As Drain In Delhi Overflows After Heavy Rain 

As heavy rains whipped several parts of Delhi and nearby areas this morning, houses at a slum in Delhi’s upscale ITO area collapsed when a canal running through the slum overflowed.

Dramatic visuals, shared on social media, show water gushing into the basement of a building under construction from the overflowing sewage drain.

As houses topple over and get washed away by the rushing water, residents can be heard screaming in the background. No one was present in the building at the time of the incident, officials told NDTV.

Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) and fire engines are present at the spot.

In another shocking video, a brick-house at the edge of a sewage drain in the same area crumbles into a pile of dust, leaving behind a mound of debris.

Till 5:30 AM, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 4.9 mm rainfall. The Palam weather station gauged 3.8 mm precipitation.

Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the Met department’s regional forecasting centre, said, “Moderate to isolated heavy rains were witnessed in parts of Delhi-NCR.”

Earlier, the weather office had predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rain over parts of northwest India. It had said the “entire monsoon trough is most likely to shift northwards, closer to the foothills of the Himalayas during July 19-20”.