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At least 27 dead as heavy rains throw life out of gear in Uttar Pradesh

At least 27 people have died and many have sustained injuries since Thursday as heavy rains wrecked havoc in most parts of Uttar Pradesh.

According to official data of Uttar Pradesh Disaster Management Authority, five people died in Agra, four in Mainpuri, three each in Muzaffarnagar and Kasganj, two each in Meerut and Bareilly and one each in Mathura, Kanpur Dehat, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Jalaun, Raebareli, Jhansi and Jaunpur district on Thursday, July 26. Twelve people have also sustained injuries in accidents due to rains.

In Haiderpur village of the Saharanpur district, a middle-aged man lost his life after his house collapsed due to incessant rainfall in the district since last 24 hours.

An under-construction three-storey building also collapsed in Noida Sector 121 due to heavy rains. No injuries were reported from the incident as the building had been sealed by Noida authorities a few days ago.

All district magistrates have been directed to ensure provision of relief to affected people in the last 24 hours.

Ghaziabad magistrate ordered schools to remain closed on Friday after severe water logging in most areas of the district.

In many areas of Noida and Ghaziabad, roads are completely inundated causing a lot of inconvenience to the commuters.

 

 

 

News credit : Indiatoday

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