Extreme Weather 

Northern India: Torrential Rains Kill 49

Severe flooding in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India today has resulted in the deaths of at least 49 people, reported government officials.

Severe rains have caused widespread power outages, failure of public transport and the collapse of buildings.

Torrential rains have also hit New Delhi and the western state of Rajasthan, popular with tourists.

New Delhi’s Yamuna river crossed the danger mark of 204 metres by one metre today leading the authorities to issue an alert.

The meteorological office has warned of heavy rainfall across much of northern India for the next five days, threatening to raise the water level in the river further still.

India is experiencing its worst monsoon rains for 64 years, the number of fatalities continue to grow.

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