Delhi records the highest rainfall in a single day in July since 1982

At least sixteen individuals were killed in landslides and flash floods caused by torrential rain that fell in numerous regions of north India over the previous 24 hours (ending July 9 AM).

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 Delhi records the highest rainfall in a single day in July since 1982

The remains of two soldiers who were swept away in flash floods in Poonch on July 8 were recovered in Jammu and Kashmir.

Monsoon rains turn a 10% deficit into a surplus in 8 days.

"Lance Naik Telu Ram drowned while crossing a mountain stream." "The patrol leader, Naib Subedar Kuldeep Singh, laid down his life while attempting to save him," an Army spokesperson said. 

On July 9, a landslide struck the bus they were riding in at Bhanghroo-Gandoh hamlet in Jammu's Doda district, killing two people.

In Kashmir, a Navy special squad joined a mission to find a juvenile girl who drowned in the Pohru River in the Kupwara area. On Saturday afternoon, the victim was one of three youngsters who drowned.

Pahalgam received 73.3 mm of rain in July, the most ever. According to authorities, the previous record was 60.4 mm in 1983. The Amarnath Yatra began on July 9 after a two-day hiatus.

6 dead in Himachal

In Himachal Pradesh, torrential rain has claimed at least six lives in the last 24 hours (ending July 9 AM). According to the State's Emergency Operation Centre, three people died in a landslide on July 9 in Madholi village, Shimla district. 

A lady died after being trapped under rubble during a landslide in Lankabekar village, Kullu district. On Saturday, another victim was discovered dead under debris in Kakiyan village, Chamba district. A landslide in Rajhana, Shimla district, claimed another life. 

So far, 54 people have died as a result of rain-related accidents throughout the state. Landslides have caused the closure of over 730 roadways, including three national highways. The monetary loss has been calculated to be 365.35 crore.

Since the start of the monsoon in Himachal Pradesh on June 24, there have been 24 flash floods, 29 landslides, and one cloud burst. At least four people have gone missing in the Kangra, Mandi, and Shimla districts.

Three tourists perished in the Ganga in Uttarakhand when their jeep was swept away by a landslide at Gular on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway.

Heavy rains in Punjab and Haryana flooded the Sutlej, Ravi, and Beas Rivers in Punjab and the Yamuna River in Haryana, causing waterlogging in various locations.

On July 9, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann instructed district administrations, Ministers, and AAP MLAs to reach out to people, particularly those in low-lying regions and around rivers. Waterlogging caused traffic problems in Chandigarh.

The Ludhiana district government issued a warning to areas along the Sutlej River after water was discharged from the Ropar Headworks.

Until July 10, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts mild to moderate rain in most areas and "heavy to very heavy" rain in isolated areas of Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh. 

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal announced in July that the water level in the Kaushalya dam had increased "significantly" due to heavy rains and that 4,000 cusecs of water had been discharged.

Delhi schools closed

The IMD reported that Delhi received 153 mm of rain in the 24-hour period ending 8.30 a.m. on July 9, the most in a single July day since 1982. Due to the persistent rain, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has declared that all schools in the national capital would stay closed on Monday.

The Delhi government issued a flood alert after Haryana released more than one lakh cubic meters of water from the Hathni Kund Barrage into the Yamuna River. 

Following showers, a tree limb fell on the tin shed of a 10-year-old girl's residence in Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, on July 9. A lady and her six-year-old daughter were murdered in Muzaffarnagar after their house's roof fell under heavy rain.

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