Rains claim 24 lives in UP and West Bengal

The maximum and minimum temperature in the national capital, which received 1.9 mm of rains, was recorded at 32.56 deg C and 25.6 deg C.

New Delhi: Rains on Sunday continued to wreak
havoc in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh where at least 24
people were killed as monsoon lashed most parts of the

The maximum and minimum temperature in the national
capital, which received 1.9 mm of rains, was recorded at 32.56
deg C and 25.6 deg C.

Eight persons were killed in rain-related incidents in
Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours as heavy rains continue to
batter the state.

Two each were killed in Ballia and Bhadohi districts,
three in Pratapgarh district and one in Etawah district,
officials said.

According to a Central Water Commission report, major
rivers like Ghagra, Sharda, Ganga, Rapti, Budhi Rapti, Rohini
and Gandak are on the rise and have flooded villages.

A report from Lakhimpur district said Sharda was posing a
flood threat to Pilibhit-Basti highway in Dhaurehra tehsil.

On the eastern front, 15 people were killed in West
Bengal`s southern districts as flood-like situation destroyed
more than 26,000 houses in the affected areas.

The district magistrates of Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan and
East Midnapore have been alerted by the DVC and Durgapur
barrage authorities of possible discharge of water.

The maximum temperature in the plains of Punjab and
Haryana dropped by up to three notches below normal as the
region was lashed by rainfall at few areas.

The MeT has forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places of
the two states during the next two days.

Several areas of Himachal Pradesh were lashed by heavy
rains, causing fall of five to six degree in day temperature
while the Lahaul Valley had moderate snowfall for the second
day today.

Severe cold wave conditions prevailed in Lahaul Valley
which received 20 cm of snow and 60 mm rains.

The snowfall, advanced by more than a month, disrupted
normal life and electricity and telecom services were badly

Una in Shivalik foothills, which received 342.6 mm of
record rains yesterday, recorded 43.8 mm rains till this

Sundernagar in Mandi district was wettest with 66 mm of
rains, while Dharamsala, Bhuntar, Sujanpur Tira and Kasol
recorded 62.8 mm, 61 mm, 60 mm and 57mm of rains.

Kahu received 53 mm rains, followed by Bangana 52 mm,
Pandoh 51 mm, Berthin 48 mm, Seobagh and Manali 47 mm each,
Mandi 46.4 mm and Nadaun 45 mm.

The MeT office has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall
at few places in the hill state during the next 48 hours.

Rains continued to lash parts of Rajasthan with light to
moderate rains occurred in parts of the state during the last
24 hours.


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