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Two days of heavy rains claim 33 lives in Uttar Pradesh

By Chennabasaveshwar

Total 33 people killed in rain-related incidents and lightning in Uttar Pradesh, according to the State Disaster Management Authority.

Pedestrians try to cross a flooded road during rainfall, in Meerut on Friday, 27 July 2018.

As per the SDMA, six dead in Agra, 3 in Muzaffarnagar, 3 in Kasganj, 4 in Meerut, 4 in Mainpuri, 2 in Bareilly on July 26 and 27.

One dead each in Kanpur Dehat, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Raebareli, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Firozabad, Bulandshahr and Amethi on July 26 and 27 due to heavy downpour in the state.

Thundershowers were likely to continue at many places across the state, the MET office said.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to launch relief and rescue work on a war footing and asked district magistrates of the affected areas to immediately provide necessary monetary help, as per the rules, in cases of house collapse.

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