16 dead in floods in Uttar Pradesh, IAF called in for rescue

16 dead in floods in Uttar Pradesh, IAF called in for rescue
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At least 16 people died and 12 were injured in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, the state has been reeling under heavy rain and a flood-like situation. The Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel rescued 6 people stranded in Lalitpur and Jhansi districts of the state following the heavy showers.

A statement by the office of the UP Relief Commissioner said, “Six people lost their lives in Shahjahanpur, while three died in Sitapur district and two people each in Auraiyya and Amethi.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that heavy rainfall was observed at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath praised the rescue work carried out by IAF personnel in Talbehat area of Lalitpur district in which 6 persons were rescued. He also took the opportunity to extend Janmashtami greetings to the officials and jawans.