Watch: Road caved in, houses crumble as heavy rains inundate Delhi
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A house collapsed and road caved in Anna Nagar near ITO in Delhi following heavy rainfall on Sunday morning. Fortunately, no one was present in the house at the time of the incident. Dramatic visuals of the incident shared by ANI showed a two-storey house collapsed after a road in behind it caved in due to waterlogging. No one was reported injured in the accident and teams of Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) and fire services were at the spot.
Watch dramatic visuals below:
#WATCH Delhi: A house collapsed in the slum area of Anna Nagar near ITO today following heavy rainfall. No one was present in the house at the time of the incident. Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) and fire engines are present at the spot. pic.twitter.com/IwS5X08nps
July 19, 2020
Earlier in the day, a 60-year-old pick-up truck driver drowned under waterlogged Minto Bridge. The body of the Kunda, a truck driver was spotted underneath the iconic Minto Bridge by a trackman.
"I spotted the body while I was on duty at the tracks. I came down, swam and retrieved it. The body was floating in front of a bus," Trackman Ramniwas Meena was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The Delhi Police said that the 60-year-old pick-up truck driver tried to cross a waterlogged underpass but couldn't succeed and died of drowning.
"A person identified as Kundan, about 60 yrs old, was driving towards CP this morning. He tried to manoeuvre his vehicle through waterlogged underpass but apparently couldn't succeed. Seems he died of drowning. No external injury marks. Inquest proceedings u/s 174 CrPC on," the police said.
Hours after the incident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that the road under the bridge has been cleared and that his office was keeping an eye on more such places were waterlogging can occur.
"Road under Minto Bridge has been cleared of waterlogging. I was in contact with agencies since morning & was monitoring the process of removing water. We're keeping an eye on more such places in Delhi. Wherever there is waterlogging, it is being pumped out immediately," he said.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma