11 More Deaths Reported From UP Rains, Total Death Toll Reaches 92 In 6 Days

| August 1 , 2018 , 11:36 IST

Heavy rains continued to take a toll in Uttar Pradesh as 11 more deaths were reported from various parts of the state on Tuesday, resulting in an overall death toll of 92 from the past 6 days. The number of injured increased to 91 after 7 people were wounded on Tuesday.

The recent fatalities were reported from Kanpur dehat (3 deaths), Hathras (2 deaths), Chitrakoot (1 death), Auraiya (1 death), Allahabad (1 death), Unnao (1 death), Amethi (1 death), and Jaunpur (1 death). 

At least 59 cattle have also reportedly lost their lives so far in rain-related incidents across the state and more than 600 houses have been damaged.

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The district magistrate of Lucknow, Kaushal Raj ordered reopening schools in the state capital from Wednesday after the district administration had directed schools in the region to remain closed on Monday due to heavy rains.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to provide immediate financial and medical aide to people severely affected by the rains in the state.

CM Yogi has also asked senior officials of all the respective districts to conduct extensive tours in rain-affected areas to identify decrepit buildings and help people vacate them.

Till Tuesday, Lucknow has recorded 20 cm rainfall, Kanpur had received 19 cm, Fatehpur (Barabanki) 17 cm, Nawabganj (Barabanki) 15 cm, Kaiserganj (Bahraich) 14 cm, Safipur (Unnao) 14 cm, Dalmau (Raebareli) 12 cm, 9 cm in Chandradeep Ghat (Gorakhpur) and Hardoi, Ayodhya, Bindki (Fatehpur), Sirauli, Hamirpur and Agra had all received 8 cm of rainfall.

Heavy rains lashing the national capital of Delhi over the past few days have resulted in the water level of the Yamuna river rising past the danger mark, with several trains being cancelled on Monday due to water logging.