BY | August 14, 2011

New Delhi: Due to heavy rains on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh  and West Bengal  24 people died. According to information 8 persons were killed due to heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh.

An officer told 2 were killed in Ballia district, 2 in Bhadohi district, three in Pratapgarh district and one in Etawah district.

Fifteen people were killed in West Bengal’s southern districts as flood-like situation destroyed more than 26,000 houses in the affected areas.
The DMs of Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan and East Midnapore have been alerted by the DVC and Durgapur barrage authorities of possible discharge of water.
Several areas of Himachal Pradesh were lashed by heavy rains, causing fall of five to six degree in day temperature while the Lahaul Valley had moderate snowfall for the second day on Sunday.

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