As heavy rains continue to fall in the state of Uttar Pradesh, forty-four people have been killed in rain-related incidents in the past 24 hours, stated officials on Friday. A report from the Relief Commissioner's office said, "Forty-four persons have died in rain-related incidents of house and wall collapse, snake bites, drowning, lightning in the state since Thursday (past 24 hours)." The administration of Lucknow, Amethi, Hardoi and some other districts have announced the closure of schools on Saturday due to the heavy rains.
The authorities reported 44 deaths in rain-related accidents in just 24 hours. According to reports, six deaths each were reported in Pratapgarh and Raebareli, five in Amethi, four each in Chandauli and Varanasi and three each in Prayagraj, Barabanki and Mahoba. Further, two deaths have been reported in Ambedkar Nagar. One each deaths have been reported in Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Sonebhadra, Ayodhya, Saharanpur, Jaunpur, Kaushambi and Azamgarh.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the divisional commissioners and the district magistrates to take all measures and extend immediate relief to affected people, stated reports. He has also asked the officials to visit the flood-hit areas and examine the situation. Further, CM Adityanath has asked the officials to extend monetary help of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed, as well as arrange treatment for the injured.
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rainfall warning over the next 48 hours in several parts of Uttar Pradesh. According to the warning, "Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in some areas in the district of Chitrakoot, Prayagraj, Sombhadra, Mirzapur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Balia, Mau, Deoria, Gorakhpur, Ambedkar Nagar and adjoining districts during the next 48 hours. The warning is valid till 8.30 am of September 29." According to reports, around 39.2 mm rainfall was witnessed in different areas of the state on Friday, leading to waterlogging and uprooting of trees.
Rainfall Forecast and Weather Warning Dated 27.09.2019 pic.twitter.com/5jYCyODWP9— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) September 27, 2019
(WITH PTI INPUTS)