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18 killed in rain-related incidents in Indian Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh states

Baku, July 13, AZERTAC

At least 18 people, including six children, were killed in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh states of India while thousands were evacuated and forced to stay in shelter homes amid continued heavy rains in the states on Tuesday, India's news network NDTV reported.

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed Mumbai and suburbs and also flooded many parts of the city within a couple of hours, throwing road traffic out of gear at some places.

Heavy showers occurred at isolated places in east Rajasthan while a few other parts of the state recorded light to moderate rains.

Mount Abu and Pratapgarh recorded a maximum of 8 cm of rainfall in a day. Showers in Delhi also brought down the mercury but caused traffic snarls and waterlogging in parts of the city where the minimum settled at 26.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal.

According to India Meteorological Department data, Delhi recorded 2 mm of rains in 24 hours till 8:30 am on Tuesday.

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