More than 110 people have died in rain-related incidents across Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in several parts of eastern India.
According to the latest information provided by state relief commissioner’s office, 14 people were killed on Sunday, in incidents such as house collapses, wall collapses and trees being uprooted due to heavy rainfall and strong winds.
An Uttar Pradesh government report said 93 people have died since Thursday.
The death toll in Bihar is 29, according to the state disaster management authority.
According to the weather department, Patna has received more than 200 mm of rainfall since Friday evening, which Disaster Management Department Principal Secretary Pratyay Amrit described as “totally unexpected”.
While three people were killed in Ghazipur district, two deaths each were reported from Chandauli and Ambedkar Nagar districts and one person each died in Azamgarh, Mirzapur, Jaunpur, Ballia, Fatehpur, Ayodhya and Raebareli.
Dramatic images of the impact of flood water on urban life have been coming out of the affected areas.
Railway traffic, vehicular movement, healthcare services, schools and power supply have been disrupted in both states, officials said.