Delhi rains: 6 including 4 children drowned in floods due to heavy rain in the city.


In separate incidents, an elderly person, a youth and four children drowned in Delhi. Intermittent rain has brought the capital city to a standstill.officials said.

A 60-year-old man drowned in a flooded underpass in Delhi's Okhla, which was under water for more than 24 hours, after heavy rains continued in parts of the city on Saturday.

The elderly person has been identified as Digvijay Kumar Chaudhary, a resident of Jaitpur, Delhi.

The matter came to light when the Okhla Industrial Area Police Station received a call at around 6.30 am on Friday and rushed to the spot. They pulled out the man, who was unconscious. He was taken to the hospital. However, the doctors declared him dead.

According to preliminary investigations, the incident took place when Digvijay rode his TVS Scooty into the flooded underpass.

In another incident, two boys drowned in a waterlogged section of an underpass in Samepur Badli area of ​​outer north Delhi on Saturday afternoon.

Officials said the incident took place near the Saraspur underpass near the metro where about 2.5 to 3 feet of water was inundated.

Police responded to a distress call about two boys drowning today around 2:25 p.m. A team was immediately dispatched to the spot, and they conducted a search operation with the help of the fire brigade. Later, their bodies were recovered.

Police say initially it appears to be a case of suspected drowning when the boys were bathing. The bodies of both the boys have been sent for post-mortem.

Also on Friday, two boys, aged 8 and 10, drowned while playing in a rainwater ditch in northeast Delhi, police said.

Police say that the incident took place near Pista No. 5 in New Usmanpur area in a five-feet deep ditch which was filled with water due to rain.

As soon as the incident was reported, a police team reached the spot and rescued the boys, but they were declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

A man in his late 20s drowned in a flooded underpass in northwest Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area. According to the police, the deceased was a part-time laborer in Azadpur Mandi, but his identity could not be ascertained.

A monsoon storm wreaked havoc on Friday. The city received the heaviest rainfall in a single day for June. In 88 years, the roads were flooded and travelers were stranded on the roads

Posted by:

Purva Joshi

Date of publication:

June 29, 2024

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