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Rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh claim 18 lives

Eight persons died in Faizabad and Unnao, two deaths each were reported in Gonda and Rampur, and one each in Auraiya, Hardoi, Meerut, Etah, Kaushambi and Ghazipur.

Updated: Sep 07, 2018 14:37:22

By Press Trust of India

Two people died during a building collapse in Hussainganj due to heavy rain in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Friday, August 3, 2018. (HT File Photo)

At least 18 people have died in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh since Wednesday night, taking the toll in different parts of the state since September 1 to 76, officials said on Thursday.

Eight persons died in Faizabad and Unnao, two deaths each were reported in Gonda and Rampur, and one each in Auraiya, Hardoi, Meerut, Etah, Kaushambi and Ghazipur, officials said.

Forecasting heavy rain in isolated areas and light to moderate thundershowers at many places in the next couple of days, the Met office said south-west monsoon was active in the state.

The Central Water Commission said all the major rivers were flowing in spate.



The Ganga, Ram Ganga, Sharda, Ghaghra and Quano were flowing above the danger mark at different places, they added.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath undertook an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas of Basti, Gonda, Barabanki and Sitapur districts and also distributed relief material to the affected people , officials said.

First Published: Sep 06, 2018 09:08:53

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