On account of the heavy rainfall in Uttar Pradesh for two days, 43 people have been killed in different parts of the state. Agra has been notified as the City with the maximum number of rain-related deaths. According to the reports, 6 people died in Agra, 3 people in Meerut and 2 in Bareilly due to the heavy rainfall.
Uttarpradesh Hit hard by the 2-day heavy Downpour
Not only this but according to the reports from State Disaster Management authority, this downpour in the state has accounted to the death of 1 person in Kanpur Dehat, Mathura, Hapur, Raebareli, Jaunpur, Ghaziabad, Pratapgarh, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Amethi, and Bulandshahr each.
Government’s Reaction –
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given the directive of launching the relief and rescue work on war footing. Also, he has instructed the district magistrates of the affected cities to immediately provide the necessary compensation to the families of the victims of house collapse.
No relief soon | MET Adds on
Adding on to this bad news, the meteorological department has announced that the thunderstorm was likely to continue at several places across Uttar Pradesh as they indicated that the southwest monsoon was active over the state. In fact, they also added that the western parts of the state have the highest monsoon activity that might account for heavy rainfall and thunderstorm across most of the parts of Uttar Pradesh.
This is one of the saddest news this monsoon in India. The government, however, should plan out something to avoid the further damage to the lives and properties of people. The compensation is not enough. This seems as an everlasting fate of India every monsoon. We see that the government always tends to pay the compensation in spite of making an arrangement to avoid such situations. Besides their power and capabilities, still, deaths have been reported this monsoon.
- 43 People died due to heavy rainfall in Uttar Pradesh.
- Agra witnesses 6 deaths (highest) on account of heavy downpour.
- Chief Minister directed district magistrates to release necessary compensation immediately.
- No relief yet | Said the meteorological department.