New Delhi: The Indian capital came to a virtual halt Friday morning as torrential rains left streets and entire neighbourhoods flooded, crippling traffic and claiming the life of a young girl. The girl died when the boundary wall of an MCD hospital collapsed in Gautam Colony in Narela in west Delhi, the authorities said. The city got 36.1 mm of rainfall between 4 a.m. and 8.30 a.m., the India Meteorological Department said. Although the bulk of the drencher came during these four hours, heavy rains continued in several areas well up to 11 a.m.
Image:People wade through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in New Delhi, on Friday, September 9, 2011.