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Uttar Pradesh: 19 people killed in rain-related incidents in past 24 hours


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Image Source : FILE PHOTO Incessant rains have hit normal life

Uttar Pradesh: At least nineteen people have been killed in rain-related incidents in the past 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh. The state relief commissioner’s office on Monday evening informed that four of the deaths were due to lightning and two due to drowning. 

Four deaths were reported from Hardoi, three from Barabanki, two each from Pratapgarh and Kannauj, and one each from Amethi, Deoria, Jalaun, Kanpur, Unnao, Sambhal, Rampur and Muzaffarnagar districts, it said.

Incessant rains have hit normal life 

In 22 districts of the state, there has been 40 mm plus rains in the last 24 hours including Moradabad, Sambhal, Kannauj, Rampur, Hathras, Barabanki, Kasganj, Bijnor, Amroha, Bahraich, Lucknow, Badaun, Mainpuri, Hardoi, Firozabad, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, Kanpur, Sitapur Farrukhabad, Lakhimpur Kheri and Fatehpur.

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Instructions of CM Yogi to the officials

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed the officials of the affected districts to undertake relief works with full promptness, according to an official spokesperson. Adityanath has asked the officials to visit the areas and keep an eye on the relief work and asked them to immediately distribute the permissible relief amount to the people affected by the disaster, the spokesperson said.

In case of water logging, effective arrangements should be made for proper drainage and the water level of rivers should be continuously monitored. The damage caused to crops should be assessed and the report should be made available to the government so that compensation amount can be provided to the affected farmers as per rules, the official said quoting the CM.

More rain predicted 

According to the MET department forecast, heavy rains are likely in the eastern region till September 14 while light rains will continue till September 17, the official of the relief commissioner office said. The western region of the state is also likely to get rains and showers till September 17 though there is an alert for lightning over the state till September 15.

(with inputs from PTI) 


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