The monsoon fury continued to batter north India on Monday, with heavy rains and landslides causing widespread damage and loss of life. The death toll from rain-related incidents has now risen to 624, with Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh being the worst affected states.
In Uttarakhand, the death toll has reached 219, with 136 people still missing. The state has been placed on high alert, with several roads and bridges closed due to landslides. The Yamuna River has also breached its danger levels in several places, inundating low-lying areas.
In Himachal Pradesh, the death toll has reached 153, with over 100 people still missing. Several roads and bridges have been washed away in the heavy rains, and several villages have been cut off from the rest of the state.
In Uttar Pradesh, the death toll has reached 252, with over 200 people still missing. The state has been hit by several major floods, with the Ganga and Yamuna rivers flowing above the danger levels in several places.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast more heavy rains in the coming days, with isolated areas of extremely heavy rainfall likely in Uttarakhand. The authorities have urged people to be cautious and to avoid venturing into areas that are prone to landslides or flooding.
The monsoon fury has also caused widespread damage to infrastructure. In Uttarakhand, several bridges and roads have been washed away, and power supply has been disrupted in several areas. In Himachal Pradesh, several roads and bridges have been damaged, and several villages have been cut off from the rest of the state. In Uttar Pradesh, several roads and bridges have been damaged, and several villages have been flooded.
The government has dispatched teams of rescue workers to the affected areas, and relief and rehabilitation measures are being implemented. However, the scale of the devastation is immense, and it will take some time for the affected areas to recover.
The monsoon fury is a reminder of the dangers posed by natural disasters. It is important to be prepared for such events, and to take all necessary precautions to stay safe.