Lucknow : Twelve people were killed in incidents of house and wall collapse in Fatehpur, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Jaunpur and Barabanki districts of Uttar Pradesh due to heavy rains, police said on Thursday.
According to meteorological department, Pratapgarh and Ayodhya received 20 cm rainfall in the last 24 hours. The heavy downpour resulted in waterlogging at several places and caused inconvenience to people.
In Fatehpur district, two people were buried under the rubble of their ”kutcha” house after it collapsed in Mohammadpur Gaunti late on Wednesday night, police said.
Tiya (18) and her sister Muskaan (3), daughters of Rakesh Lodhi, died on the spot, SHO of Sultanpur Ghosh Police Station Arvind Kumar Gautam said.
In another incident in the district, a couple and their daughter Komal (2) were sleeping when their ”kutcha” house collapsed in Mardaha village on Wednesday night, SHO Kalyanpur Police Station, Amit Kumar Mishra said.
The neighbours rushed to their rescue, but could not save the girl, the SHO said, adding that the couple sustained injuries and was admitted to a government hospital.
In Pratapgarh district”s Gode village under Kotwali Police Station area, one person was killed and three others injured when the wall of a house collapsed while they were sleeping.
Inspector-in-charge of the police station, Ravindra Rai said Ramzan (18) died in the incident, while his sister and her two children were injured and admitted to a hospital.
In a similar incident in Gahrichak village under Kandhai Police Station area, Urmila Misra (55) died when her ”kutcha” house collapsed due to rains, Inspector Neeraj Walia said.