Rains wreak havoc in UP, 28 dead in 48 hours, IMD issues alert

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28 people died in 48 hours due to rain in Uttar Pradesh.

Lucknow: Nine more people have died due to heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh for the third consecutive day, taking the death toll to 28, while a red alert has been issued in six districts, including Barabanki and Gonda. including, among which Tuesday was the most affected. Seven districts of the state recorded more than 100 mm of rain and 10 other districts recorded 50 mm of rain in the last 48 hours, a senior official said. Parts of Bahraich and Barabanki have received more than 250 mm of rain in the last 24 hours. “Nine deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours (from 6pm Monday to 6pm Tuesday). These include five deaths due to lightning, two due to heavy rain and one each due to drowning,” ” said the Relief Commissioner’s office here. The report said that these deaths include three in Mirzapur, two each in Prayagraj and Sitapur, and one each in Sultanpur and Badayan.

Red alert issued in 6 districts, orange alert issued in 4 districts

On Monday, 19 people died in rain-related incidents, including four from Hardoi, three from Barabanki, two each from Pratapgarh and Kanauj and one each from Amethi, Deoria, Jalon, Kanpur, Unnao, Sambhal, Rampur. The person was involved. Districts of Muzaffarnagar. A senior officer of the relief commissioner’s office said that red alert has been issued in six districts of Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Sharavasti, Sitapur, Barabanki and Gonda, while orange alert has been issued in four districts of Hardoi, Basti, Lucknow and Siddharth Nagar. An alert has been issued. Released today. Schools had to remain closed in some districts on Monday due to heavy rain. Schools remained closed in Gonda and Barabanki on Tuesday, but schools reopened in Lucknow with clear skies.

Due to incessant rain in Bara Banki, some areas have been inundated and NDRF and SDRF teams have rescued 1500 people safely. Officials said people have been evacuated with the help of mini-boats and relief supplies are being distributed. On Tuesday, Ayodhya Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Dayal inspected the flood-affected areas of Barabanki. More than 10 areas of urban areas of the district have been submerged in rain water.

At present, 12 boats of NDRF and SDRF are visiting the flood-affected areas and carrying out rescue operations, officials said. Apart from this, the district administration is providing clean water and food items to the affected families. Dayal said that the heavy rains in a short period caused the water to overflow and the water level would recede in the next 24 hours.

The weather was clear in Gonda on Monday morning but rain started later. Low-lying areas including the premises of the district hospital have been flooded due to overnight rain. Officials said two buffaloes died due to lightning in Tehsil Tarabganj of the district. The Relief Commission official said that various teams are working round the clock in different areas to deal with the waterlogging problem.

All the embankments of the state are protected.

Officials said that the irrigation department staff is continuously monitoring the situation in different parts of the state. All the embankments of the state are safe and there are no reports of any cracks anywhere. No river is flowing above the danger mark anywhere but the Sharda in Palia Kalan is flowing around the danger mark and the water level is rising, the official said. The water level of Ramganga river in Moradabad and Son river in Bansagar (Mirzapur) is also rising. The official said that NDRF and SDRF have been deployed in the districts to deal with any situation.

Relief operations are underway in the districts with distribution of food packets, grains, tarpaulin sheets and women’s dignity kits. Teams from Medical Department and Animal Husbandry Department have also been deployed. “Everything is under control and the district staff is on alert,” the official said, adding that a state emergency operation center and a helpline at the relief commissioner’s office are operational 24 hours a day. The official said that funds have already been allocated to the districts to carry out the relief works.

(Input PTI)

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