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03 Sep 2018 | 05:11 AM UTC

India: 16 killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh state

Northern Uttar Pradesh state suffered more rain-related casualties over the weekend; at least 16 killed

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Event

According to the Uttar Pradesh authorities, at least 16 people lost their lifes over the past weekend in this northern state in rain-related incidents. On September 1, six died in Shahjahanpur, three in Sitapur, while six more people were killed by lightning. On September 2, emergency personnel are still trying to reach people stranded in Jhansi and Lalitpur due to recent heavy downpours.

Context

On September 3, the meteorological department predicted more heavy rainfalls for eastern and western parts of the state over the next two days.

Advice

Individuals present in Uttar Pradesh are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid nonessential visits to areas affected by floods and landslides, to anticipate impact on road transportation, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

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