7 killed in Assam floods, north India receives rain

7 killed in Assam floods, north India receives rain
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Heavy rains worsened the flood situation in Assam on Saturday, with the death toll rising to seven, while northern parts of the country received light to moderate showers.

The rains, however, eluded the national capital. The citycontinued to reel under hot weather conditions, with the maximum temperaturesettling at 39.6 degrees Celsius — four notches above the season's average.

The situation in Assam remained grim as the floods claimedanother life, taking the death toll to seven.

The deluge has affected over 14 lakh people across 25 districtsof the state, including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Morigaon, Biswanath,Sonitpur, Darrang, Goalpara, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh andTinsukia, the ASDMA said.

Barpeta is the worst hit with 5.22 lakh people affected,followed by 1.38 lakh in Dhemaji and 95,000 in Morigaon, it said.

Meanwhile, parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana andUttar Pradesh received light to moderate rains, bringing down the mercury by afew notches.

Himachal Pradesh's Sarahan received the maximum rainfall of131 mm, followed by 82 mm in Naina Devi, 71 mm in Bilaspur, 47 mm in Una, and46 mm each in Shimla and Kangra, the MeT department said.

Kufri recorded 44 mm of rainfall, while Kasauli, Manali andDalhousie received 13, 3 and 1 mm, respectively, it said.

The weatherman has issued a 'yellow' weather warning forheavy rains in the state from Sunday to Tuesday.

Rains in parts of Punjab and Haryana brought relief forresidents from hot weather conditions as the maximum temperatures plummetedthree notches below normal.Amritsar received 28.2 mm of rains, followed by14 mm in Ludhiana, 12 mm in Ambala and 10 mm in Patiala, the Met departmentsaid.

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