More than 100 people killed as heavy rains wreak havoc in UP


More than 100 people have died in rain-related incidents across Uttar Pradesh as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in most parts of the state.

According to the latest information provided by state relief commissioner’s office, 14 people were killed on Sunday till 6 pm, in incidents such as house collapses, wall collapses and trees being uprooted due to heavy rainfall and strong winds.

While three people were killed in Ghazipur district, two deaths each were reported from Chandauli and Ambedkar Nagar districts and one person each died in Azamgarh, Mirzapur, Jaunpur, Ballia, Fatehpur, Ayodhya and Raebareli.

Between 26 and 28 September, at least 93 people lost their lives due to rain-related incidents across the state.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to ensure that immediate measures are taken to clear water from areas flooded due to heavy rains. The CM told district officials to not take leaves in the view of the flood-like situation and to provide immediate relief to affected people.

Officials were directed by the CM to visit flood-affected areas and make arrangements to deal with emergency-like situations in their respective districts.

The state government announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each for families of the deceased.

Ganga River in Ghazipur and Ballia in Eastern UP has been flowing above the danger mark. As a result, water has entered most parts of the city making it difficult for the people to commute.

Due to water-logging inside the district jail in Ballia, administration is making arrangements to shift inmates to prisons located in neighbouring districts.

Source By Indiatoday


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