The Hush Post: At least 22 people have been killed in Uttar Pradesh due to heavy rain in last 48 hours, according to a report by the officials on Saturday.
The maximum deaths were reported from Agra, where six people have died. Three deaths were reported from Meerut while two deaths were reported from Rai Bareilly. As per the State Disaster Management Authority, one death each was reported from Kanpur Dehat, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Raebareli, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Firozabad, Bulandshahr and Amethi on July 26 and 27 due to the rainstorm in the state.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has engaged officials in the rescue work. He has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the family of those killed. As per the NDTV report, at least 43 people have been killed due to rain.
Heavy rains continued to lash major regions in the state. It has been raining for last 24 hours in the state capital Lucknow where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive later on Saturday.
The city has been turned into an island of sorts with water-logging in most parts of the city. Due to short-circuit of cables and transformers, power cuts were reported from Hariharnagar, Indiranagar, Gomtinagar, Sapru Marg, Aliganj, Sitapur road and Aminabad.