22 dead in rain-related incidents across UP
At least 22 people died in separate rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Friday while India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more showers for the eastern part of the state on Saturday. Heavy overnight rains caused an under-construction wall to collapse on huts burying nine laborers alive in Lucknow. Officials reported 13 other deaths from across the state related to rain.
Red alert for 12 districts in UP
UP witnessed widespread heavy rains on Friday. IMD recorded 32.2 mm average rainfall — which is 428% more compared to the Long Period Average (LPA) of 6.1 mm. The state's 74 out of 75 districts witnessed rains on Friday. The regional met department issued a red alert for Barabanki, Lucknow, Mau, Bahraich, Deoria, Balrampur, Ballia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Jhansi, Unnao, and Prayagraj.
IMD predicts varied degree of rainfall across UP, Uttarakhand
Most killed in house, wall collapse
Of five deaths in Unnao, three were killed when the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rain. In incidents of house collapse, two kids were killed in Prayagraj, a three-year-old boy in Rae Bareli, and a 65-year-old man in Fatehpur. Another wall collapse killed a 35-year-old man in Sitapur. A 52-year-old man was killed by lightning in Gonda district.
Orange alert for Palghar, Thane
Mumbai witnessed heavy rains overnight and on Friday morning with severe waterlogging in many areas. The IMD issued an orange alert for Thane and Palghar districts on Saturday. Thane city recorded 97.77 mm of rainfall in 12 hours while heavy rain lashed Pune city and its adjoining areas. The intensity of rains was expected to diminish over the next two days.
Friday was coolest day of September in 10 years
Delhi saw Friday as the coolest day of September in the last 10 years as the maximum temperature was gauged at 25.9 degrees Celcius, eight degrees below normal, the IMD said. Rains in the last couple of days along with winds lowered the temperature, bringing much needed respite to the people from sultry heat. Light showers were predicted in Delhi on Saturday.Share this timeline