12 killed, 14 injured in Uttar Pradesh due to rain-related incidents; downpour set to continue in isolated areas

The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains at isolated places on Wednesday. Meanwhile, light to moderate rains and thundershowers were recorded this morning at most places in eastern Uttar Pradesh

Press Trust of India September 04, 2018 15:09:03 IST
12 killed, 14 injured in Uttar Pradesh due to rain-related incidents; downpour set to continue in isolated areas

Lucknow: Twelve more people were killed and fourteen injured in overnight rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said Tuesday.

12 killed 14 injured in Uttar Pradesh due to rainrelated incidents downpour set to continue in isolated areas

File image of rain in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura. PTI

According to reports, three people were killed each in Gonda and Kushinagar districts, two in Mirzapur and one person died each in Bahraich, Sitapur, Meerut and Etah, Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar told reporters here.

"Twelve people were killed and 14 injured in rain-related incidents, including in lightning strike, since Monday night," he said. In this period, as many as 226 houses/huts were damaged and three head of cattle died, he said.

The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains at isolated places on Wednesday. Meanwhile, light to moderate rains and thundershowers were recorded this morning at most places in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Najibabad (Bijnor) recorded 10 cm rainfall, followed by Bikapur, Gautam Budh Nagar (9 cm each); Unnao, Musafirkhana and Ayodhya (8 cm each); Akbarpur, Jaunpur, Churk, Gyanpur, Meerut and Sambhal (7 cm each).

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