Aligarh schools shut until Sep 24 amid heavy rains
Following life-threatening incidents amid heavy rains in parts of Uttar Pradesh, District magistrate Inder Veer Singh issued an order asking all government and private schools to remain shut till Saturday.
Aligarh schools shut amid heavy rains: Following life-threatening incidents amid heavy rains in parts of Uttar Pradesh, District magistrate Inder Veer Singh issued an order asking all government and private schools to remain shut till Saturday, according to an official release. In Aligarh, heavy rains over the past three days caused waterlogging in several low-lying areas of the city and rural belts, affecting normal life in the district.
Dense rain has affected normal life in Uttar Pradesh. At least 10 people were killed, seven of them in Etawah, and 11 injured in incidents of lightning, and wall and house collapse as heavy rains in parts of Uttar Pradesh affected normal life in Firozabad and forced the closure of schools in Aligarh. Apart from Etawah, where the seven deceased included four children of a family, two deaths have also been reported from Firozabad and one from Balrampur districts since Wednesday, officials said.
According to the India Meteorological Department, rainfall or thundershowers have been observed at most places over West Uttar Pradesh since Wednesday morning. It said Etawah observatory recorded 140 mm of rainfall in 24 hours until 8.30 am Thursday. Rainfall was reported from Agra also. Etawah district witnessed three fatal incidents of wall or house collapses late on Wednesday night, killing seven people in total. Four children -Sinku (10), Abhi (8), Sonu (7) and Aarti (5) died in their sleep after a wall of their house collapsed in Chandra Pura village under Civil Lines police station area, Etawah District Magistrate Avnish Kumar Rai said. Their sibling (5) and grandmother, Chandni Debi (70), were injured in the incident.