Uttar Pradesh: 22 died in accidents caused due to heavy rains on Friday

22 people died due to heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh

At least 22 people died in accidents caused by heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

The people of the state are not expecting any respite from the rains at present and the Meteorological Department has predicted that the rains may continue on Saturday as well.

According to the Meteorological Department, till September 17, light to very heavy rain and storm conditions are forming in many areas of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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22 people died in accidents

22 people died in accidents due to rain in different areas including the capital Lucknow.

Nine laborers living in huts built near it were killed and one was injured when the wall of the Army Enclave in Lucknow collapsed. All of them were residents of Jhansi.

Apart from these, five people died in Unnao, three in Fatehpur, two in Prayagraj, one each in Sitapur, Rae Bareli and Jhansi.

Announcement of compensation to the families of the deceased

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in rain-related accidents. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also directed to make proper arrangements for the treatment of the injured.

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Rain continues in the state since Thursday

It has been raining heavily since Thursday in Uttar Pradesh and on Friday, it was raining in 74 out of 75 districts here.

The Indian Meteorological Department said that the state received an average rainfall of 32.2 mm on Friday, which is 428 percent more than the long-term average of 6.1 mm.

Barabanki, Lucknow, Mau, Bahraich were the districts that received more than 100 mm of rain. Due to this, schools in Lucknow were kept closed on Friday.

Advisory issued for many districts including Lucknow

The Regional Office of the Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert in Chandauli, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Ballia, Lucknow, Amethi, Rampur, Bareilly and Shahjahanpur, predicting heavy rains. The Lucknow district administration has also appealed to the people to stay away from the waterlogged areas.

cold weather in delhi

Due to the rain in the surrounding areas, the weather in the capital Delhi also became cold. Last Friday was the coldest day in Delhi after 10 years and the maximum temperature was recorded eight notches below the normal 25.9 degrees Celsius.

The rain showers coupled with cool winds have brought relief from the heat.

According to the Meteorological Department, due to the low pressure over Uttar Pradesh, there may be rain in Delhi on Saturday as well.

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