Rains Across India: 14 Dead in UP & Kerala, Tripura Calls in Army

Ceaseless rainfall in several parts of India has proven disastrous; many have died and a lot of houses destroyed. 

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Several parts of India were hit by disastrous rainfall and thunderstorm, leading to mass destruction of property and loss of life.

Uttar Pradesh (UP) was the worst-affected state with thunderstorms and dust storms claiming at least 10 lives and injuring 28 others in districts such as Sitapur, Faizabad, Gonda, Kaushambi, Kannauj and Hardoi.

Incessant downpour and the landslides that followed flooded the city of Kozhikode in Kerala, where at least four people died and another 10 are missing.

Torrential rain in the past 48 hours has wreaked havoc in the north-eastern states, claiming four lives in Tripura and Manipur, disrupting rail services in Assam and rendering thousands homeless across the region.

In Tripura, the state government has sought Army and NDRF assistance from the Centre for evacuation and rescue operations in marooned areas of the state.

Over 3,500 families have been displaced and a large scale destruction of property has been reported.

A flood alert has been sounded in Manipur where landslides have been reported from the hilly districts, including some stretched alongside National Highway 37, leading to a disruption of traffic.

In Mizoram, reports have emerged of at least 180 houses being damaged.

Heavy rains have also hit other places like Assam, Mumbai, Kolkata and Karnataka. In Mumbai, the Indian Navy is on standby for relief and rescue operations.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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