New Delhi: The water level of Yamuna river has crossed the danger mark and is currently flowing at 204.92 meters, according to reports. The relief operations are underway as 43 rescue boats have been deployed for rescue and relief operations. At least 33 people have died due to the heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh, as per the State Disaster Management Authority.
At 11 am today, 3,11,190 cusec of water was released from Haryana’s Hathini Kund Barrage, as reported by news agency ANI. The storm, heavy rains and lightning have killed at least 30 in different parts of Uttar Pradesh, mostly from Muzaffarnagar, Agra, Kasganj, Meerut, among other cities.
“The water level in river Yamuna near Old Railway Bridge is expected to reach 205.4 metres between 9-11 pm today as water is being released from Hathini Kund Barrage. It has crossed the danger level. We have started making announcements in low-lying areas,” SDM (East) Arun Gupta.
“We’re asking people to not let their children&cattle near the river and move to areas in the upper level. We’ve asked people not to enter into Yamuna river for swimming. We will also set up tents at 10 vulnerable locations and make all arrangements,” he added.
“According to the State Disaster Management Authority, total 33 lives lost due to the storm, lightning and heavy rains in UP; six in Agra, three in Muzaffarnagar, three in Kasganj, four in Meerut, four in Mainpuri, two in Bareilly on July 26 and 27,” as reported by ANI.
Yamuna river flowing over danger mark in Delhi; Visuals from Old Iron Bridge near Kashmere Gate. 43 boats have been deployed for rescue and relief operations. pic.twitter.com/ndqv9kC3zT
— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2018
Out of the 33, two people have died on Saturday, including a minor girl, and 13 others were injured after a part of the house collapsed due to downpour in Muzaffarnagar.
The injured have been taken to the hospital. Four people died on Friday due to heavy rains and lightning in the past two days. According to the MET department, the rains and thunderstorm are set to continue in many places across the state.
The officials have been directed by Cheif Minister Yogi Adityanath to begin the rescue operations and the district magistrates have been asked to immediately provide necessary monetary help, as reported by news agency PTI.
The India Meteorological Department said that the monsoon has been “active” over Uttar Pradesh’s eastern region and “vigorous” over the western region.