Heavy rain wreaks havoc across North India; In Uttar Pradesh, at least 30 people killed


In Uttar Pradesh, at least 30 people have lost their lives due to heavy rain in different parts of the state. A state government spokesperson said in Lucknow that the deaths were reported from Agra, Mainpuri, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Kasganj, Meerut, Bareilly and some other places.

As many as 12 people have been reported injured. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to launch relief and rescue work on a war footing and asked district magistrates of the affected areas to immediately provide necessary monetary help, as per the rules, in cases of house collapse.

The MeT office said, thundershowers are likely to continue at many places across the state. Besides Uttar Pradesh, many parts of North India including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi witnessed widespread rain due to active monsoon.

In Delhi, heavy rain for the second consecutive day led to waterlogging and traffic congestion. An has been sounded by the Delhi government after the water level of Yamuna river crossed the danger mark. The Irrigation and Flood Control Department has made preparations to evacuate 100 people residing in low-lying areas.

Talking to The Dispatch, senior official of the MeT deparment, BP Yadav said, isolated ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall’ is likely to occur in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and northwest Madhya Pradesh during the next two days.


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