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14 killed as rains lash UP

14 people were killed in the last 24 hrs as heavy rains lashed parts of Uttar Pradesh, taking the state's toll of rain-related deaths to 43.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2003 22:24 IST

At least 14 people were killed in incidents of house collapse, lightning and drowning following heavy rainfall in different parts of Uttar Pradesh during the last 24 hours -- taking the toll in rain-related mishaps in the state to 43.

Reports reaching here said that three people each died in Banda, Bijnore and Moradabad, two in Shahjahanpur and Meerut and one in Sitapur.

Water level of all the major rivers including Ganga, Yamuna and Saryu was rising and Ghaghra and Ram Ganga have already crossed the danger mark at Elgin Bridge, Ayodhya and Moradabad, sources in the Met office here said.

Several villages in Bahraich, Gorakhpur and Lakhimpur districts were inundated in rain water creating flood-like situation, sources said adding that Balrampur recorded 90mm, Basti 67 mm and Jaunpur 60 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

First Published: Jul 14, 2003 19:15 IST