Over a dozen dead as rains plays havoc

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Over a dozen dead as rains plays havoc

Friday, 23 September 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

Incessant rains played havoc in the state with more than a dozen people, including four siblings in Etawah, losing their lives and several others getting injured during the last 24 hours.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed condolences to the bereaved families and announced Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased. He has directed authorities to make proper arrangements for those injured and undergoing treatment and has wished them speedy recovery, according to a statement from the chief minister’s office.

In Etawah, four siblings were killed and two others were injured after a wall of their house collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Chandrapura village in the Civil Lines area of the district on Thursday. 

“Four siblings, three boys and one girl, have died and compensation will be given to the family as per the norms,” said Etawah District Magistrate Avnish Rai.

The deceased children were identified as Sinku (10), Abhi (8), Sonu (7), Aarti (5) while Rishav (4) and their grandmother Sharda Devi (75) were seriously injured in the wall collapse. Both have been admitted to the district’s Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Government Joint Hospital.

Similarly, 65-year-old Ramsanehi and his 63-year-old wife Reshma Devi died when a mud wall collapsed on them in Kripalpur village of Ikdil. Besides, 50-year-old Jabar Singh died due to the collapse of roof and mud wall of his house in Majra Bungalow area of Andawa gram panchayat of Mahewa block.

The fourth such incident in the district was reported from Kalli Sultanpur village under Basrehar police station. Three people were injured after the wall of a kutcha house in the village collapsed and they were buried under the rubble. All the injured were admitted to the local hospital.

In Kanpur Dehat, a farmer, Harishchandra, was sleeping in his kutcha house along with his wife Anita and 11-year-old son Sajjan in Kyotra village of Satti when the house collapsed at around 5 am on Thursday due to heavy rain. On hearing a loud noise, the people of the neighborhood rushed to the spot, pulled out the three from the rubble and took them to the community health centre at Pukhrayan where Harishchandra succumbed to his injuries.

In another incident, Mahendra and his pregnant wife Rachna were injured when the roof of their kutcha house collapsed in Pipri village of Bhognipur. After first aid in CHC, he was sent to the district hospital.

Sunita Devi, wife of a hawker Suresh Kumar, was injured when the wall of a kutcha house collapsed in Ramganj in Akbarpur. The relatives admitted her to the district hospital.

In Banda too, houses collapsed at many places, in which a farmer died while an old couple were buried alive. The elderly couple sleeping in the room were buried under the rubble when the house collapsed in Tolakaji village in Marka due to heavy rain in the night. By the time they were pulled out, 75-year-old Jagmohan Nishad had died while his wife Sukhdeiya (70) was seriously injured.

In Kannauj, a worker died after being electrocuted by the current passing through a set-top box due to heavy rains. His son and daughter also received burns while trying to save their father. Two children -- four-year-old Mehak and eight-month-old Adil -- died after the wall of Arif's house collapsed in Ghatiya Ajmat Ali locality of the city. Apart from this, eight-month-old Suhana also succumbed to her injuries. Arif's 28-year-old wife Chanda and 90-year-old Qadri, 90, were seriously injured in the accident. Both the women were rescued from the rubble and admitted to the district hospital.

In Shikohabad town of Firozabad, a child died after the roof of the house collapsed due to rain, while eight people were injured. The injured are being treated in the hospital. 

Due to heavy rains, four women were seriously burnt in Cheriha Khurd village under Markundi police station of Chitrakoot when struck by lightning. They were admitted in hospital and their condition was stated to be critical. 

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