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14 killed as heavy rains lash Uttar Pradesh

lucknow Updated: Jul 19, 2010 19:23 IST
Uttar Pradesh

Atleast 14 people were killed in rain related incidents in Uttar Pradesh which was lashed by heavy showers since Sunday.

While three persons were killed in Kaushambi, two deaths each were reported from Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Badaun, Ambedkar Nagar and Sultanpur and one in Ballia district.

Major rivers continued to swell in several districts of the state and a flood alert has been sounded in a dozen villages in western Uttar Pradesh due to rise in water level of river Yamuna.

According to Central Water Commission (CWC), Ganga is rising in Kanpur, Fafamau and Chatnag in Allahabad, Mirzapur, Varanasi and Ballia.

Yamuna was rising in Bagpath, Mohana, Mathura, Auraiya and Kalpi, whereas river Sharda was rising at Sharda Nagar in Kheri.

Ghagra was swelling at Katarnaighat and Gomti was rising in Sitapur, Lucknow and Sultanpur.

Uskabazar in Siddharth Nagar district received maximum 224.2 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, followed by 190.6 in Trimohani in Maharajganj, it said.

Kakrahi in Siddharth Nagar district received 145.2 mm rainfall, 130 mm in Palliankalan, 100.6 in Bahraich, 122 mm in Ayodhya, 101.4 in Bansi and 90.2 in Bani in Lucknow district, the report said.