Uttar Pradesh: Heavy rains claim 10 lives in past 24 hours

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New Delhi:

At least 10 people were killed in the past 24 hours as heavy rains wreaked havoc in different regions of Uttar Pradesh, according to an official statement.

“As many as 10 deaths took place in different districts of the state in the past 24 hours. Three deaths were reported today. This includes death of two persons in Bahraich, while one person died in Lakhimpur Khiri,” the statement said.

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Heavy rains and thundershowers are likely to occur at a few places in eastern Uttar Pradesh on August 28 and August 29, the weatherman said.

Two people were killed Basti district, while one death was reported each from Kushinagar, Unnao, Kanpur, Dehat, Bareilly and Allahabad on Saturday, the statement added.

Torrential rains and thundershowers have thrown life out of gear in many districts, affecting rail and road traffic. Many trains were left stranded for hours due to water logging on the tracks in Moradabad railway division.

More than two lakh people were affected in areas close to the Ghaghra river.

Rainfall was recorded at a number of places, including in Kannauj, Gyanpur, Mirzapur, Musaffirkhana, Patti, Thakurdwara, Aliganj, Bhogaon, Chhibramau and Phoolpur. Kannauj received around 250-millimetre rain in just 24 hours.

Many rivers including Ganga, Yamuna, Ramgamga, Dewha, are in spate in different areas.

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As many as 11 NDRF companies, three SDRF companies and 17 PAC flood battalions were deployed in 26 districts. 

On Saturday, day temperatures were below normal in Allahabad, Faizabad, Bareilly, Moradabad, Jhansi, Varanasi, Kanpur and Lucknow divisions.

(With inputs from agencies)

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