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Weather today Highlights: Nearly 110 dead in 4 days due to heavy rains across country

Weather forecast Today Highlights: In Bihar, at least 18 people lost their lives due to the incessant rainfall since Friday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 30, 2019 9:01:51 am
In Uttar Pradesh, at least 35 people lost their lives due to the incessant rainfall since Friday. (Express file photo)

Weather forecast today Highlights: Nearly 110 lives were lost as heavy showers continued to batter states like Bihar, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh among others. At least 14 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, a government statement said.

In an official statement, the UP government said that six people died in separate incidents of wall collapse in Fatehpur, Mirzapur, Rae Bareli and Chandauli, while three people died in Ghazipur due to lightning strike and house collapse.

Meanwhile in Bihar, at least 18 people lost their lives due to the incessant rainfall since Friday.

The weather body has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and Gujarat region.

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    21:51 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Jamnagar: Floodwaters of Venu river inundate the Sidsar temple

    Watch: Floodwaters of Venu river inundate the Sidsar temple in Jamnagar district

    21:47 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Dams in Rajkot overflowing due to heavy rains

    Dams in Rajkot overflowing due to incessant rains

    21:45 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Bihar battered by rain for third consecutive day; 18 dead

    Battered by heavy rainfall for the third consecutive day, Bihar lost at least 18 lives on Sunday to mishaps caused by the downpour that inundated streets, water-logged railway tracks and marooned business establishments. The state capital continued to be among the worst affected, some of its parts submerged in water levels rising up to the chest and its residents being rescued with the help of municipal cranes normally used for moving the earth. (PTI)

    21:21 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    14 die in rain-related incidents in UP

    As many as 14 fresh rain-related deaths were reported from across the state, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Sunday. In an official statement, the state government said that six persons died in separate incidents of wall collapse in Fatehpur, Mirzapur, Rae Bareli and Chandauli while three persons perished in Ghazipur due to lightning strike and house collapse. One person each died in house collapse in Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Ballia and Ayodhya and snakebite claimed one life in Kaushambi. Eight persons were injured in the incidents in Fatehpur, Kaushambi, Ghazipur and Ayodhya. (PTI)

    20:01 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Rain brings down temperature in Himachal Pradesh

    Most parts of Himachal Pradesh received light to heavy rainfall on Sunday, bringing down the temperature by a few notches, the meteorological department said. Heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in Sirmour, Solan and Kangra districts, Shimla MeT centre director Manmohan Singh said. Jatton Barrage received the maximum rainfall at 132 mm between 5.30 pm on Saturday and 5.30 pm on Sunday, followed by Sangrah (85 mm), Solan (89 mm), Dharamshala (94 mm), Nahan (54 mm), Paonta Sahib (51 mm), Shimla (49 mm), Kufri (32 mm), and Kasauli (25 mm). The maximum temperature dropped by 3-4 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature too fell by 2-3 degrees Celsius as compared to Saturday, he said. (PTI)

    18:50 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Nearly 110 dead in 4 days due to heavy rains across country

    Nearly 110 people died in rain-related incidents across the country in the past four days, with Uttar Pradesh reporting the maximum deaths, while incessant rainfall in Bihar has badly hit normal life, with almost all areas of capital city Patna under knee-deep waters and people struggling to meet their daily needs. In what the weather department said could be the longest delayed withdrawal of monsoon, rains continued to lash several states including Bihar, where at least 13 people have died over the past 48 hours, while large swathes were inundated, affecting railway traffic, healthcare services, schools and disrupting power supply. In Uttar Pradesh, at least 79 people have died since Thursday. According to a state government report, 25 people died on Saturday, 18 lost their lives on Friday and 36 the day before. In Gujarat, three women drowned after their car was swept away at a flooded causeway in Rajkot district on Sunday following heavy rains in several parts of Saurashtra region, officials said. As many as 13 deaths were also reported on Saturday from Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in incidents triggered by heavy rains. (PTI)

    18:02 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Congress president Sonia Gandhi expresses concern on flood situation in states

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed grave concern on Sunday over the flood situation arising out of incessant rains in Bihar, especially in Patna, Uttar Pradesh and some other states and urged the Centre to provide assistance to the affected states. Hoping that the respective state governments and local administration were initiating sufficient relief and remedial measures, Gandhi instructed the office bearers of the pradesh Congress committees (PCCs) and its frontal organisations, as also every Congressman, to provide all possible assistance to the ordinary people facing hardship. (PTI)

    17:50 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Watch: Heavy rains leave 13 dead in Bihar, schools shut in Patna

    Watch: Heavy rains leave 13 dead in Bihar, schools shut in Patna

    17:17 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Three women drown, four fishermen missing after heavy rains in Gujarat

    Three women drowned after their car was swept away at a flooded causeway in Gujarat's Rajkot district on Sunday following heavy rains in several parts of Saurashtra region, officials said. Besides, four fishermen were feared drowned after their boat capsized off the coast near Gir Somnath district on Saturday evening, they said. In Rajkot, four relatives, including three women, were on way to Jamkandorna to attend a function when their car was swept away in a strong water current at an inundated causeway over the Fofal river, a police official said. While the three women drowned, the man was rescued by locals and admitted to a hospital where his condition was reported to be critical, he said. (PTI)

    17:07 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    UP: Heavy rain disrupts rail traffic on Ballia-Chhapra section

    Train services on the Ballia-Chhapra section of the North Eastern Railway (NER) was disrupted due to heavy rain on Sunday. "Owing to heavy rain at around 4.15 am, we got information about the deposition of mud on the tracks on the Chhapra-Ballia section. This has disrupted rail traffic on the route," Public Relations Officer, NER, Mahesh Gupta said. Gupta said a number of trains on this section has been cancelled, while the long-distance trains are moving on the Chhapra-Bhatni-Mau route. (PTI)

    16:50 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    In Pics | People wade through flooded streets in Bihar's Patna

    16:23 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Bihar rains: 13 dead, heavy showers likely to continue till tomorrow

    At least 13 people have been killed in rain-related incidents over the last 48 hours as three districts in Bihar experienced heavy rainfall. The heavy downpour has disrupted normal life, with businesses downing shutters and rail and road traffic movement affected. Read more

    16:08 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Railway tracks submerged at Patna Junction railway station following heavy rainfall in Bihar

    Railway tracks submerged at Patna Junction railway station following heavy rainfall in Bihar

    16:04 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Ten injured in UP during clash over waterlogging

    Nearly 10 people were injured after two families in a village here clashed over waterlogging due to rains, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday in Manipur village, Station House Officer, Girwan, Jitendra Singh said. He said the argument started after rainwater flowing down from Suresh's house accumulated at the door of Dayaram. Soon after, the two came to blows with their family members joining them. Suresh, five members of his family, and Dayaram and his three family members were injured in the clash, police said. They said the injured have been hospitalised. Cross-complaints have been lodged and police is investigating the case, the SHO said. Police said the locality faces waterlogging due to absence of drains which often lead to an argument among the residents. (PTI)

    15:54 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Proper arrangements and administration at the spot making all efforts: Bihar CM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that proper arrangements and administration were at the flood-affected spots making all the necessary efforts to control the situation. " There has been heavy rainfall in some areas since yesterday and water in Ganga river is rising constantly. But there are proper arrangements and administration is at the spot and making all the efforts to help people. Such a situation is not in any one's hand. It's a natural thing. Arrangements are being done to provide drinking water to all. Also, arrangements are being made for community kitchens for the flood-affected people," he told reporters.

    15:14 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Bihar rains: CM Nitish Kumar appeals to people to have patience, courage

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in a video conference with district magistrates, told reporters, "We are making all possible efforts. I would appeal to the people of the state to have patience and courage. Torrential rain have followed a prolonged dry spell which vindicates our government's resolve to combat climate change through environmental preservation." (PTI)

    15:11 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Bihar: Heavy rains, building collapse, and felling of trees claim 13 lives

    Incessant showers, building collapses, and felling of trees have claimed at least 13 lives in Bihar. Patna is the worst-affected in the state, apart from Bhagalpur and Kaimur districts. The three districts are among over a dozen in the state that were lashed by incessant rain for close to 48 hours bringing normal business to a grinding halt and disrupting rail and road traffic in most places. The IMD has reported that till now, Patna has received more than 200 mm of rainfall since Friday evening, which was described by Principal Secretary, Disaster Management department, Pratyay Amrit as "totally unexpected". (PTI)

    15:02 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    In Pics | Flood water enters the residence of JDU leader Ajay Alok, in Bihar's Patna

    Flood water enters the residence of JDU leader Ajay Alok, in Patna

    14:41 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Heavy rain claims 48 lives in 4 states, Uttar Pradesh worst hit

    As many as 48 people died in rain-related incidents, the majority of them in Uttar Pradesh, while incessant rainfall in Bihar, where an alert has been sounded, left the streets of Patna and other areas waterlogged and residences of at least two ministers marooned. As many as 35 people lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh since Friday, the state government said. Read more

    14:36 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Watch: Narrow escape for students as truck veers off flooded road in Rajasthan

    Nearly 20 schools children had a narrow escape after the truck they were travelling in veered off the flooded road in Dungarpur, Rajasthan.

    13:07 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Bihar: Locals wade through flooded streets of Rajendra Nagar in Patna

    Locals wade through flooded streets of Rajendra Nagar in Patna, following heavy rainfall in the state capital.

    12:49 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Bihar rains: 4 killed after tree falls on auto in Khagaul

    Four people died after a tree fell on an auto in Khagaul, following heavy rainfall in Bihar, ANI reported.

    12:17 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Patna: NDRF teams rescue locals and animals stuck in Rajendra Nagar

    NDRF teams rescue locals and animals stuck in Rajendra Nagar. 

    12:08 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    3 killed in Bihar wall collapse, rescue operations underway

    Three people were killed after a wall collapsed in Bihar's Bhagalpur district following heavy rain in the region, ANI reported. Rescue operations are underway as several people are feared trapped.

    11:53 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Pune floods: Officials survey damage in affected areas, to pay compensation from Monday

    The Pune district administration has completed panchnamas in 2,800 cases to assess the damage caused by the flash floods that hit Pune and its surrounding areas on Wednesday night. District Collector Naval Kishore Ram said officials have been instructed to start transferring the compensation amount to the affected families from Monday. The Revenue department has formed a number of teams to conduct panchnamas of the loss, with one team being assigned per 50 families. Each team in Pune city limit is going to have three Revenue department officials and one PMC official.

    11:37 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Himachal: Light rains bring down temperature

    In Himachal Pradesh, parts of the state received light rainfall on Saturday which brought the maximum temperature down by two to three notches below the season's average. Mandi received the maximum rainfall at 36 mm in 24 hours lasting 5.30 pm on Saturday, followed by Kufri (28 mm), Salooni (25 mm), Kandaghat and Bakloh (22 mm each), Baijnath (19 mm), Solan (13 mm), Shimla (12.3 mm) and Manali (11 mm).

    11:06 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Woman killed due to lightning in J&K

    In Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, a 22-year-old woman was killed after she was struck by lightning. Heavy rains lashed wide parts of the Jammu province, causing waterlogging and traffic jams at many places in the city disrupting normal life.

    10:16 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Bihar rains: Heavy showers to continue till September 30

    The weather department has forecast heavy rainfall for the city till September 30. The Patna district administration has ordered closure of all schools till Tuesday.

    10:02 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Bihar: Rail traffic affected Darbhanga-Samastipur section, NDRF team pressed into rescue service

    The district magistrate said a contingent of NDRF and SDRF personnel was pressed into service to rescue residents from the areas alarmingly waterlogged. East Central Railway officials said rail traffic was suspended on the Darbhanga-Samastipur section in the morning as tracks at some places got inundated due to heavy rain, leaving at least three trains stranded. The NDRF said 18 of its teams have been pressed into service in districts which have received heavy rainfall.

    09:51 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Bihar floods: CM Nitish Kumar reviews situation

    Nalanda Medical College Hospital premises, the second largest healthcare facility in Patna, was waterlogged as also that of the Gardanibagh hospital. "Localities like Rajendra Nagar and S K Puri are the worst affected," District Magistrate Kumar Ravi told reporters. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviewed the situation in a video conference meeting with officials who informed him that the state received an average rainfall of 50 mm since Friday with districts like Vaishali and Nawada recording more than 200 mm.

    09:41 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Heavy rains lash Bihar, flood in several parts

    In Bihar, heavy rains in several parts of the state since Friday have thrown normal life out of gear affecting rail traffic, healthcare facilities and schools. The residences of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav and BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy resembled marooned islands.

    09:33 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Three killed in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

    Three deaths each were reported from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, while one person died in Jammu and Kashmir.

    09:27 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Six pilgrims killed in Uttarakhand landslide

    In Uttarakhand, six pilgrims from Punjab, who were on their way to the Himalayan shrine of Hemkund Sahib, were killed when a huge rock fell on their vehicle in Tehri district following a landslip triggered by heavy rains, officials said.

    09:18 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Heavy rains likely in Eastern UP today: IMD

    As many as 35 people lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh since Friday, the state government said. While 25 of them died on Saturday, 10 lost their lives on Friday. The meteorological department said heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places over eastern UP on Sunday.

    09:13 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Night rain brings down temperature in Delhi-NCR

    Night showers in Delhi and parts of NCR brought down the temperature by a notch on Sunday morning. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and Gujarat region. Follow this blog for all the latest updates.

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    As many as 48 people died in rain-related incidents, majority of them in Uttar Pradesh, while incessant rainfall in Bihar, where an alert has been sounded, left the streets of state capital Patna and other areas waterlogged and residences of at least two ministers marooned.

    The India Meteorological Department on Saturday forecast heavy to very heavy rain in parts of north Gujarat and the state's Saurashtra-Kutch belt over the weekend.

    Meanwhile, River Krishna is in spate again following heavy rain in the upper catchment areas in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Consequently, the crest gates of major dams that were already full to the brim in Andhra Pradesh had to be opened for the third time in the last couple of months to let out floodwater into the Bay of Bengal.