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At least 18 people died after the heavy rains that were recorded this Sunday in several regions of northern India, local authorities reported.


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Weather authorities have reported overflowing of most rivers, including the Yamuna, which flows through New Delhi. The floods caused by the torrential downpours are proof of the rainfall record recorded in this capital with an accumulated 153 millimeters in 24 hours.

States such as Jammu, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and the Ladakh region have been among the hardest hit by heavy rains, while daily life in affected areas in the north of the country has come to a virtual standstill.

Education officials in the region stated that schools in Delhi and neighboring cities such as Gurugram and Noida will have to remain closed on Monday, while educational activities in Ghaziabad have been halted for the entire coming week.

Residents of the flooded areas, mainly in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi posted on their social media profiles images of vehicles and tree trunks washed away, residential areas completely flooded, paved roads collapsing from landslides.

India's Meteorological Department forecasts more rain in the coming days, increasing the risk of river flooding and flooding in other parts of the country, where single-day rainfall levels have managed to exceed the highest levels since July 1982. .

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