Patna/Lucknow: More than 80 people have died in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar alone after heavy rain pounded both UP and Bihar in the last few days. A red alert has been sounded by the weather office in most districts of UP and Bihar as heavy rains have flooded the states.
Life has come to a standstill in Patna and several other districts where heavy downpour in the last three days has disrupted rail and road traffic. On Saturday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held a review meet, via video conferencing. Heavy rain has also been reported in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh where several people have died in rain-related incidents in the last few days.
Rescue teams have been deployed in some districts in Bihar where a flood like situation has emerged. Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed divisional commissioners and district magistrates to take all measures and extend immediate relief to those affected, an official said. The Chief Minister also asked the officials to extend monetary help of Rs 4 lakh each to the family members of those killed.