Death toll in India’s Uttar Pradesh rains rises to 58

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NEW DELHI, July 28 (Xinhua) — At least 58 people were killed and 53 others injured in rain-related incidents in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, local government officials said Saturday.

The deaths, according to the government, has taken places on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“During three days of heavy rain and cloudbursts, a total of 58 people were killed and 53 others were injured across the state,” a government spokesman said. “Around 12 cattle were also perished in the rain-related incidents.”

Officials said 225 residential structures including houses and huts suffered partial to complete damage due to the rains.

The casualties were reported from across the state, including the districts of Agra, Meerut, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Hapur, Muzaffarnagar, Mathura and Ghaziabad.

According to Meteorological department officials, thundershowers are likely to continue at many places across the state during the next two days.

Biola Lawal

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