Updated: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 11:07 AM IST
AT LEAST nine people lost their lives while two others were seriously injured after a wall of a house collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow. The incident took place in the early hours of Friday in the Dilkusha locality in the cantonment area of the state capital. The injured have been admitted to the Civil hospital. The deceased include three men, three women and three children.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incident and announced a compensation of Rs four lakh each for the kin of the deceased. District Magistrate Suryapal Gangwar reached the accident site and supervised relief operations.
UP | Nine people dead and 2 injured after a wall collapsed due to heavy rain in Lucknow. The incident took place in Dilkusha under Cantt: Home Department pic.twitter.com/Kxmml42KBe— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 16, 2022
"Some labourers were living in huts outside an Army enclave in the Dilkusha area. Owing to heavy overnight rains, the boundary wall of the Army enclave collapsed. We reached the spot around 3 am. Nine bodies were pulled out from the debris and one person was rescued alive," Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Piyush Mordia said.
Meanwhile, in view of the incessant heavy rains, the Lucknow district administration on Friday issued an advisory for the residents of the city. The district administration issued an alert that there is a possibility of heavy rains till September 17.
"In view of this, all the people should take full precaution. Beware of old dilapidated buildings. Leave for outside when it is absolutely necessary. Avoid going to crowded and traffic jam areas. Stay away from open sewers, electric wires and poles."
Following the heavy rains that have been lashing Lucknow for the past 24 hours, the district administration, early on Friday, announced the closure of all schools in Lucknow. Schools affiliated with all Boards, up to class 12 will remain closed on Friday following the heavy downpour and water logging in many parts of the city.
School managements have been asked to communicate to all parents and students through their respective WhatsApp groups that the schools will remain closed due to the inclement weather and heavy downpour.
Several districts in Uttar Pradesh, including Jhansi, Orai, Lucknow, Kanpur and Bahraich have witnessed torrential rainfall in the past 24 hours.
4 killed in Unnao house collapse:
As many as three people died after the roof of a kutcha house collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Kantha village of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday night. According to the police, the incident happened on Thursday night at around 3 am, when four family members were sleeping inside the kutcha house and due to heavy rainfall in the area, it collapsed.
The incident killed two sons; Ankit 20 years old, Ankush 4 years old and one daughter Unnati 6 years old. Their mother who was also sleeping inside the room has suffered injuries.
Unnao, UP | Three including 2 minors were killed while one was injured after roof of a house collapsed due to rain late last night. Injured has been identified as the mother of three children aged 20 years, 4 years & 6 years all of whom died in incident. Senior officials on spot pic.twitter.com/Ve8g1kbXa4— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 16, 2022
"As per the provisions, the pucca house will be made for them, shelter and food will be given till new house is made. A relief of Rs 4 lakh will also be provided per child," said Ajit Jaiswal Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM). Circle Officer (CO) Vikramajit Singh along with SO Suresh Singh reached the spot of the incident and sent the dead bodies for postmortem.