43 Killed As Rain Wreaks Havoc In Uttar Pradesh

43 Killed As Rain Wreaks Havoc In Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Forty three people were killed in Uttar Pradesh in two days as rain wreaked havoc in different parts of the state.

The maximum number of rain-related deaths were reported in Agra, where six people have died. Three deaths were reported in Meerut while two death was reported in Bareilly.  

According to the State Disaster Management Authority, 1 dead each in Kanpur Dehat, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Raebareli, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Firozabad, Bulandshahr and Amethi on July 26 & 27 due to downpour in the state.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to launch relief and rescue work on war footing. He has asked district magistrates of the affected areas to immediately provide necessary compensation, according to the rules, in cases of a house collapse.

The meteorological department, meanwhile, said thundershowers were likely to continue at several places across the state.

The MET office said the southwest monsoon was "active" over east Uttar Pradesh and "vigorous" over the western part of the state causing moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers across most places.