Nine people were killed and two injured when a wall fell in Lucknow following heavy rain in the past 24 hours. Unusually heavy rains have also caused flooding in some areas of the city.
Those injured in the wall collapse were taken to the Civil Hospital, where doctors said they were out of danger.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the dead and Rs 2 lakh for the treatment of the wounded.
“Some workers are living in huts outside the military area in Dilkusha area. Due to heavy rain overnight, the boundary wall of the military area has collapsed,” said the Joint Commissioner of Police ( Law and Order) Piyush Mordia told PTI news agency.
“We arrived at around 3am. Nine bodies were pulled from the rubble and one was rescued,” he said.
The order to close schools was given at 4 a.m. this morning after a night of incessant rain. An orange-type heavy rainfall warning has also been issued for some areas.
In the face of heavy rain, the Lucknow district government issued a warning asking residents to be careful with old dilapidated buildings.
“In this view, everyone needs to be very careful. Be careful with old buildings. Get out when absolutely necessary. Avoid crowded areas, traffic jams. Stay away from sewers and wires. electricity and electricity poles open”. ANI news agency reported.
Furthermore, the authorities have directed all government hospitals, primary health centers and communities to be on high alert.
“Make sure to arrange treatment for injuries, snakebites, electric shocks and water-borne diseases at the hospital. Emergency staff and staff need to be present on duty. The arrangement of medicines, ready to go. Transport availability for patients should also be ensured. district administration.
Lucknow receives almost as much rain in one day as it sees in an entire month. The city has recorded 155.2 mm of rain in the past 24 hours, the Indian Meteorological Department said. According to the weather office, the average Lucknow typically receives for the whole of September is 211.5 mm.