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37 dead, dozens injured in rain-related incidents in UP

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Lucknow: As per the details given by the police officials, in the recent rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh at least 37 people lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in the past 48 hours.

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According to the State Disaster Management Authority, six persons have been killed in Agra, three each in Muzaffarnagar and Kasganj, four each in Meerut and Mainpuri, two in Bareily and one each in Kanpur rural, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Rae Bareli, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Bulandshahr, Firozabad and Amethi.

Four deaths were reported late on Friday from Saharanpur amid rescue and relief operations.

Over two dozen people have been injured in the incidents like house collapses, wall cave-ins, lightning and storm.

It has been raining overnight in the state capital where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive later on Saturday.

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family of those killed.

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