Few Hours Of Heavy Rain In Delhi Leaves Dead Man And Crumbled Houses

A man drowned while trying to manoeuvre his vehicle through the water-logged underpass at Minto Bridge in the national capital.

Jessica David

July 20, 2020

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The body of a 60-year-old man was found under the Minto Bridge in central Delhi, on Sunday (July 19, 2020), after a spell of rain in the morning. The police said that the man drowned while trying to manoeuvre his tempo through the water-logged underpass. Rajender Dubey, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Barakhamba Road, said that the body was found around 10 a.m. “The man, Kundan, was driving his Tata Ace tempo from New Delhi railway station towards Connaught Place when he possibly drowned,” said the ACP. The time at which he drowned could not immediately be ascertained.

A police officer said that Kundan’s body was discovered by a trackman working at New Delhi railway station yard. “He swam and retrieved the body before the police were alerted,” said the officer. The body was found in the water close to a spot where a DTC bus was submerged in the water-logged underpass. Atul Garg, Director of Delhi Fire Services, said while he was unaware of a body being found, his officers rescued three people after they received a call about a DTC bus and two auto-rickshaws being submerged in water.

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