Continue rains, flooding kill 16 people in Uttar Pradesh, IAF called in for rescue operations

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As many 16 people have died and many got injured in the last 48 hours due to heavy rains and flooding in 16 districts across Uttar Pradesh .

State Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar on September 3 said that four deaths were reported from Jhansi , two from Etawah, and one death each from Firozabad, Raebareli, Auraiya and Shamli.

The worst affected district is the Shahjahanpur, where six people have died.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has rushed choppers from the Gwalior air base for rescue work in the state. So far IAF has rescued 14 people stranded in Lalitpur and Jhansi districts.

IAF helicopters also rescued stranded people stuck in a village in Talbehat tehsil.

According to government data, three persons died in Sitapur District and four in Amethi and Auraiya districts. As many as 18 animals have died and 461 houses have been damaged due to rain and floods.

The weather agency Skymet has predicted “heavy to very heavy rain” at isolated places over western and central parts of Uttar Pradesh.