Three Kids drawn in Delhi flood water

Over the past few days, the nation’s capital has experienced unprecedented flooding. The Yamuna’s settlements and neighborhoods have taken the brunt of the flooding, which has forced many people to flee their homes.

Three kids, between the ages of 10 and 13, perished while bathing in floodwater close to the Mukundpur Chowk metro construction site. Friday at 4:30 p.m., according to Delhi Fire Services, the incident happened. The kids were taken to BJRM hospital, where the medical staff declared them dead. These are the first flood related deaths in Delhi that have been confirmed.

Delhi Fire Services Director Atul Garg confirmed, “In a ditch at a metro construction site, three kids drowned. As soon as they arrived at Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital, the medical staff pronounced them dead”

Boys were identified as Ashish, Piyush – age 13 and Nikhil- age 10 resident of H Boock at Jahangirpuri.

Following days of intense rainfall in the city and upper catchment areas, the Yamuna breached its banks, flooding portions of Delhi and forcing thousands of people to leave low-lying areas.

 

According to CM Arvind Kejriwal, As the Yamuna water levels are dropping, the Delhi government resumed operations of the Okhla water treatment plant on Friday. Earlier three water treatment plants were shut down on Thursday in Wazirabad, Chandrawal, and Okhla due to raging water of Yamuna.

Saurabh Bharadwaj, Delhi Cabinet Minister stated that the government has instructed the chief secretary to address the issue of the damage to the regulator on a priority basis and find a solution.

In a tweet, he stated that “Our teams worked all night to repair the damage at the regulator of drain number 12 close to the WHO building. Yamuna water is still getting into the city through this gap. Government had instructed the chief secretary to take it up immediately.

Currently the water level is lower down to 207.58 than it was at 8 pm on Thursday when it peaked at 208.66 meters.