Uttar Pradesh rains: 14 more deaths, 7 injured; death toll mounts to 106

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Aug 01, 2018, 12.51 PM(IST)

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Meanwhile, Yamuna river, on Tuesday, rose to 206.05 meters in Delhi/NCR, leading to around 14,000 evacuations.

As rains continue to lash parts of North India and Yamuna river level rises undeterred, 14 more people were killed in rain-related incidents across Uttar Pradesh.

The total death toll in the state now rests at 108 owing to rain-related incidents which recently injured 7 more people, PTI reported.  

"The toll since the last week in such incidents has reached 106 while the total number of those injured is over 100," officials stated.

According to reports, two people were killed each in Farukhabad and Bahraich while one each in Kheri, Raebareli, Lucknow, Kanpur Dehat, Barabanki, Sitapur and Sultanpur.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed senior district officials to alert people and has asked them to undertake extensive tours of the affected areas and carry out evacuations. 

Meanwhile, Yamuna river, on Tuesday, rose to 206.05 meters in Delhi/NCR, leading to around 14,000 evacuations.

"The level of Yamuna maintained at 206.05 meters for seven hours (till 8 pm). The rise was contributed by hourly discharge from Hathani Kund Barrage," Delhi government's flood control room said.

The river was flowing at 206.04 metres on Tuesday noon with the danger mark being 204.83 metres, officials said.

Yamuna river's water level is inching towards the danger mark in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district, an official said today.

(With inputs from PTI

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