50 die due to heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh

Almost 50 people have died in 24 hours due to heavy rains in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Saturday.

India’s largest state utter pardesh , has faces constant rainfall in recent days and rivers have been flowing  many notches above warning levels.

The death toll “owing to torrential rain and rain-related incident” reached 45 in the past 26 hours, the state’s relief commissioner G S Priyadarshi said.

The rains have impacted about 580,000 people, mostly in the eastern part of the state where there is increased risk of flooding, Priyadarshi said.

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