Heavy rains claim 14 lives in UP

Heavy rains in several parts of Uttar Pradesh since Sunday evening claimed 14 more lives taking the number of people killed in rain-related incidents across the state to 92 this season.

Last Updated: Aug 02, 2010, 18:58 PM IST

Lucknow: Heavy rains in several parts of
Uttar Pradesh since Sunday evening claimed 14 more lives
taking the number of people killed in rain-related incidents
across the state to 92 this season even as major rivers surged
creating flood-like situation in various districts.

While three persons died in Fatehpur, two each died in
Mirzapur, Sonebhadra, Chandauli and Hamirpur and one in Mahoba
after being struck by lightning while two persons died in
Sitapur due to drowning, official sources said.

According to reports of the Central Water Commission,
water levels in the Ganga are rising in Ballia while the
Yamuna is swelling in Mohna, Agra, Etawah and Banda.

River Gomti is on the rise in Sultanpur and Jaunpur,
while Ghagra is flowing at the danger mark at Elgin Bridge
(Barabanki), Ayodhya (Faizabad) and Ballia, they said.

According to the report Mirzapur received the maximum
rainfall of 60 mm in the last 24 hours.

PTI