Heavy rainfall creates havoc in UP and West Bengal

New Delhi: The past 24 hours heavy rainfall has caused a massive chaos in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Eight people have died in rain-related incidents in the state.

As per the officials, four were killed in Ballia and Bhadohi districts, three in Pratapgarh district and one in Etawah district.

According to the report of Central Water Commission, major rivers like Ghagra, Sharda, Ganga, Rapti, Budhi Rapti, Rohini and Gandak are on the rise and have flooded villages.

Furthermore, 15 people were killed in West Bengal’s southern districts as flood-like situation destroyed more than 26,000 houses in the affected areas.

The district magistrates of Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan and East Midnapore have been alerted by the DVC and Durgapur barrage authorities of possible discharge of water.

The M.E.T has forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places of the two states during the next two days.

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