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13 killed in Uttar Pradesh rains

It has been raining heavily in most parts of the state since Tuesday evening

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Publish Date: Aug 17 2016 12:47PM | Updated Date: Aug 17 2016 12:47PM

13 killed in Uttar Pradesh rains

 At least 13 persons were killed in in rain related incidents in Uttar Pradesh in last 24 hours, a home department official has said.

 
It has been raining heavily in most parts of the state since Tuesday evening, leading to water logging, caving in of houses and collapse of walls.
 
Not less than six persons were killed in Rae Bareli late on Tuesday after their mud house fall due to heavy rains, the official said.
 
Two others were killed in Khurehati village after being struck by lightening, he added.
 
Another woman and her minor daughter were also killed due to lightening in Sitapur district.
 
Three persons died in Lucknow due to wall collapse of their house.
 
Ghaghra River breached an embankment and flooded 28 villages.
 
Many houses in Kayampur village were washed away due to strong current in the river. 
 
Ganga is flowing one metre above the danger mark. More than 100 villages here were inundated due to torrential rains.
 
A large tract of agriculture land has been flooded after a Yamuna river embankment was damaged in Kelra village of Shamli district.