LUCKNOW: As many as 58 people, including six members of a family, have died and 53 others injured in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh since Thursday as heavy rains wreaked havoc in different parts of the state, officials said on Saturday.
Six members of a family, including a baby, were killed and a boy was injured when a portion of their house collapsed due to incessant rains in Saharanpur district, said SP (Rural) Vidya Sagar Mishra. In a similar incident, two people, including a minor girl, were on Saturday killed and 13 others injured when a part of their house collapsed due to heavy rains in Muzaffarnagar.
In Ghaziabad, five members of a family were injured when the roof of their house caved in. Altogether, 11 deaths have been reported in Saharanpur followed by 10 in Meerut district, six in Agra, four in Mainpuri, three each in Muzaffarnagar and Kasganj, two each in Amroha, Bareilly, Baghpat and Bulandshahr and one each in Kanpur Dehat, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Rae Bareli, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Banda, Firozabad, Amethi, Kanpur and Pilibhit.
The MeT Department here has warned of heavy to very heavy rains/ thundershowers in Sonebhadra, Mirzapur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Ballia, Maunath Bhanjan, Azamgarh and Deoria districts, a spokesperson of the Relief Commissioner's Office said here.