19 people killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh


Lucknow: At least 19 people lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Thursday. Ganga and Yamuna are in spate.

The Relief Commissioner’s office said: “The figure included three deaths in Amethi, two each in Raebareli, Sonbhadra and Mirzapur and one death each in Saharanpur, Hamirpur, Pratapgarh, Fathepur, Basti and, Ayodhya”.

A Central Water Commission report here said the Ganga was in spate at different places along its route flowing just below the danger mark at Garh Mukteshwar and Fatehgarh and crossing the danger mark at Naraora (Bulandshahr), Kachchla Bridge (Badaun) and Ballia.

River Yamuna at Mathura, Sharda at Palia Kalan and Ghaghra at Barabanki were flowing above the danger mark.

The rivers were also flowing just below the danger mark at some other places, the report said. Ganga water has entered some houses in urban areas of Ballia, forcing people to take shelter on rooftops.

Met office said monsoon will remain active in the state for the next four to five days though there is not much likelihood of torrential rains.

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