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    Delhi reports 6 rain-related deaths, toll 11 in first two days of Monsoon


    New Delhi, Jun 29 : The capital Saturday reported six rain-related deaths, taking to 11 the toll in the first two days since Monsoon hit the city, even as authorities said they have taken strong measures to prevent waterlogging in the coming days when heavy rains have been forecast.

    Two boys drowned in a waterlogged underpass in northwest Delhi's Badli on Saturday, police said, adding the stretch was flooded following heavy rains the previous day.

    In Okhla, a 60-year-old man died after he got stuck with his scooty in a waterlogged underpass. Digvijay Kumar Chaudhary is a resident of Delhi's Jaitpur.

    On Saturday morning, the bodies of three labourers were pulled out from the rubble of a wall that collapsed at a construction site in the Vasant Vihar area here amid heavy rain the day before, officials said.

    With six deaths reported on Saturday, the number of people killed in rain-related incidents in Delhi has climbed to 11 in the past two days.

    Monsoon arrived in Delhi Friday morning. The national capital recorded 228.1 mm of rainfall on day one, the highest since 1936 for the month of June.

    The Metrological Department (IMD) Saturday issued an orange alert for Delhi, predicting heavy rainfall for the next two days.

    According to the IMD, 8.9 mm rainfall was recorded between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm at the Safdarjung observatory, the city's primary station, and 12.6 mm at the Lodhi Road observatory.

    Moderate rain is defined as rainfall amounting to between 7.6 and 35.5 mm in a day, and heavy rain is defined as rainfall amounting to between 64.5 and 124.4 mm in a day.

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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