7 people are killed in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh due to the monsoon bustle in UP. Some areas have witnessed a heavy downpour for the last 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh. On Thursday, the low-lying region of Lucknow reported inundated, power lines snapped because of uprooting trees. Railway tracks have also submerged and underpasses are waterlogged in certain areas.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit to Baranaki district was also called off because of water filled at the event venue. In Amethi and Rae Bareli districts, the authorities have closed all the schools up to class eight for the next two days in respect of safety measures.
In the Sujanpura area of Jaunpur, 3 people were killed due to a wall collapse following constant rains. A similar incident was also found in Barabanki’s Ramsanehi Ghat area, where two people died. Apart from these two regions, deaths have also been reported in Ayodhya, Kaushambi, and Sitapur. However, an exact number of casualties is still being ascertained, but at least 7 people were killed in eastern Uttar Pradesh as rain lashes in these regions.
What Meteorological Department Said?
The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert saying that it will rain throughout the day, with moderate rain in the next couple of days. However, the state capital has recorded 115 mm of rain between Wednesday and Thursday.
The MeT Department issued a heavy rain alert in 30 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Some districts are Lucknow, Barabanki, Ghaziabad, Sitapur, Mathura, Sultanpur, Moradabad, Ayodhya, Varanasi, Shamli, Bulandshahr, Sambhal, Amroha, Gorakhpur, Bijnor, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, and Prayagraj. The weather office said that along with heavy rain, the districts may also have strong gusts of wind at a speed of 87km per hour. This has increased the farmer’s woes as the paddy crop is falling due to speedy wind.