Continuous rainfall following vigorous monsoon, specially over the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, claimed thirteen lives in different parts of the state in different rain-related incidents.
Reports reaching in Lucknow said that three people died after being struck by lightning in Azamgarh, two people each died in Firozabad, Barabanki, Ambedkarnagar and Lakhimpur and one each in Bhadohi and Sultanpur in rain-related incidents including house collapse.
Met office sources in Lucknow said heavy rain and thundershowers occurred at few places with very heavy rain fall at isolated places over the state.
Chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms are: Dhampur, Nazibabad-19 each Deoband-15, Gorakpur-13, Salempur-12, Bansdih-11 Ballia-9, Birdghat, Turtipar, Hata-8 each, Mirzapur, Nagina-6 each, Gazipur, Gaighat, Khalilabad, Hasanganj, Nakur, Chillaghat, Saharanpur-5 each, Lucknow , Deoria, Bansgaon, Barabanki, Hapur-4 each.
Met office has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over the state during the next 48 hours.
Central Water Commission sources said that Sharda and Ghaghra were in spate and flowing above the red mark at Palia Kalan, Elgin Bridge, Ayodhya and Turtipar while Ganga was flowing above the danger mark at Ballia.
A report from Barabanki said that about half-a-dozen villages around the Charsandi embankment were submerged in the water and administration was shifting the people to safer places.