Cloudburst rainfall lashing the north Indian states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Delhi have led to huge loss of life and property in the region on Monday.
Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have recorded highest rainfall in the day. Around 24 people have been killed in Himachal Pradesh, 3 people in Punjab and 3 in Uttarakhand. Many people have been injured in the rain related incidents.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has reported heavy rainfall lashed these two states due to low pressure developed in the region.
The Yamuna river has swelled to dangerous levels and people in low lying areas of Punjab, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been alerted by the government to move to safer places. Flood situation have been alerted in these regions.
The IMD weatherman has reported more rainfall in the forthcoming hours and it is has been predicted the low pressure system is likely to weaken in the forenoon.
Jammu and Kashmir region has also witnessed heavy rainfall and the Himalayan belt has been under the influence of low pressure.