Nearly 24 people were killed and several injured in Uttar Pradesh due to heavy rains that lashed the state since on Tuesday.
While six persons each were killed in Sitapur and Chitrakoot districts,three each died in Gonda and Barabanki and one death each was reported from Fatehpur,Unnao,Kanpur,Hathras and Lakhimpur,taking the toll to 33 from Tuesday’s nine deaths,a senior official said.
Nearly 24 people were killed and several injured due to heavy rains in the last 24 hours,officials said.
According to daily report released by Central Water Commission heavy to moderate rain was recorded in major parts of the state since Tuesday.
Maximum 148.7 mm rainfall was recorded at Katarniya Ghat in Bahraich district,followed by 148.6 mm in Barabanki and 105 mm in Sultanpur district,it said.
As per the report 88. 4 mm rainfall was recorded in Ayodhya (Faizabad),117 mm in Sharda Nagar in Lakhimpir Kheri,117 mm in Gonda,122 mm in Basti,66.2 in Siddharth Nagar,58 mm in Balrampur,77 mm in Bhinga and 82. 6 in Lucknow.
Heavy rainfall has led to rise in level of the major rivers like Ganga,Ram Ganga,Yamuna ,Sharda,Ghaghra and Rapti across the state.