These pictures taken on August 21, 2019 show how people living in low-lying areas of the Capital struggled as water entered their homes
More than 23,000 people living in low-lying areas along Yamuna were evacuated after the river breached the danger mark in Delhi on August 19, 2019. This happened after Haryana released 8.28 lakh cusecs of water from Hathni Kund Barrage in Yamunanagar district. Photo: Vikas Choudhary
The Delhi government set up relief tents on both sides of the river for people living in floodplains. It also deployed 30 boats to rescue the stranded and prevent accidental drowning. Photo: Vikas Choudhary
The Old Delhi Iron Bridge was also shut for vehicular and rail traffic movement as the water level increased. Photo: Vikas Choudhary
Houses in Yamuna Ghat area near Old Iron Bridge were flooded and several people even refused to leave their homes to move to relief tents. Photo: Vikas Choudhary
This area is dotted with farms, clusters of makeshift houses and animal shelters. Farmers claimed to have lost standing crops of green vegetables worth lakhs to the rising water levels. Photo: Vikas Choudhary
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