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Heavy rain brings chaos to parts of India

Published: July 3, 2018

STORY: Heavy rains lashed India’s northern picturesque hill town of Shimla on Monday (July 02) bring much awaited respite from humidity and high temperature.

Director of meteorological department, Shimla, Manmohan Singh said the region has received heavy rainfall of up to 95 mm.

India’s financial hub Mumbai also witnessed heavy showers that triggered water-logging in many areas. Commuters were seen stranded on roads with their jammed vehicles while pedestrians were wading through waist-deep waters.

Schools and colleges in several parts of the city declared a holiday but government offices, the stock exchange and banks were functioning as normal.

Annual rainfall is essential in India as rains support two- third of the 1.25 billion population living in rural areas who rely on farming. But excessive rainfalls cause problems like floods, landslide, and water borne diseases.




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