Chandigarh: It's been a deficient monsoon, but the late rains have wreaked havoc. The roads in Karnal and Panipat are inundated by up to three feet by the incessant rains that have also led to flooding in in low lying houses.
Chandigarh resident Harvinder Singh said, "Our children cannot go to school nor can we cook at home. Our houses are under two feet of water."
At the judicial courts in Gohana in Haryana, the water stood three feet deep and lawyers had to wade through the court complex. Even the judges of the court could not avoid wading through the water, but worst of all - court records could be seen floating in the water as prisoners made their court appearances.
Advocate Ashok Aggarwal said, "There has been a loss of lakhs of rupees. We have lost old books that are not available in the market."
In another incident a student of NIT Kurukshetra drowned in a canal where he along with three other students had gone swimming, despite warnings.
Even in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, the rains caused landslides. Standing crops in fields were destroyed as well.
The weather department says rainfall is likely to continue for the next two to three days.