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Due to continuous heavy rains for two days, 23 people died in the state while a dozen people were injured. CM Yogi Adityanath has given instructions that in all these districts, the kin of the deceased should be given permissible relief amount. Also, the injured should be treated. According to an official spokesperson, as per the details provided by the Relief Commissioner’s office, nine people have died in Lucknow district, five in Unnao, three in Fatehpur, one in Jhansi, one in Rae Bareli, two in Prayagraj and one in Sitapur. In Kannauj, one person has died due to lightning and two people have died due to snakebite in Sonbhadra. Apart from this, two persons have been injured due to heavy rains in Lucknow, one in Jhansi, three in Rae Bareli and four in Kushinagar due to lightning and one person due to snakebite in Sonbhadra district. Five animals have died in Fatehpur district, two in Amethi and one in Mau. The CM has expressed grief over this. Along with this, instructions have been given to immediately distribute the permissible relief amount to the kin of the deceased. He has said that senior officers should go to the spot and start relief work at a fast pace.
Unstoppable rain, previous records broken in 24 hours
For Uttar Pradesh, including Lucknow, which was facing drought-like conditions from June to August, the last four-five days of September were a relief in terms of heat, but the rains brought tremendous calamity. Unstoppable rain disturbed normal life, damaged life and property. Available data related to the rains of Lucknow shows that 116.85 mm of rain recorded in the last 24 hours broke the record of the last eight years. Talking about the state, according to the Meteorological Department, Fatehgarh in Farrukhabad received the maximum rainfall of 29 cm. Other rain-affected districts include Barabanki, Haidergarh and Ramnagar.
According to the weather bulletin, so far this season, eastern Uttar Pradesh has received 470.7 mm of rain, while western Uttar Pradesh has received 365.4 mm of rain. The rainfall percentage in both the regions is 37 and 43 per cent below normal, respectively. The entire state has received 39 per cent less rainfall. Whereas the rainfall in Lucknow so far is being said to be 18 percent less than normal.
Warning extended to 21
In the weather bulletin issued on Friday evening, the rain warning in the state has been extended till September 21. There is a warning of heavy rain in some areas, but only rain is being said in Lucknow.