70 killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh in four days

Jul 30, 2018, 09:49 IST | Agencies

The maximum of 11 deaths were reported from Saharanpur, followed by other places

70 killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh in four days
Heavy rains have pounded the state. Pic/AFP

As many as 70 people have died and 77 injured in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh since Thursday as heavy rains pounded different parts of the state, a senior official said yesterday. The maximum of 11 deaths were reported from Saharanpur, followed by other places.

"As many as 70 persons have lost their lives in rain-related incidents across the state. The number of injured persons stand at 77, while 408 houses were damaged," an official posted at the relief commissioner's office said. "Sixty-nine persons have been killed and 86 injured in the rain-related incidents in the state since Thursday," Relief Commissioner Sanjay Prasad had earlier said.

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