In Northern India, nearly 50 people were killed by monsoon rains, media reported

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in fotobanka from the streets of the Indian city of Agra. Archival photoIn Northern India, nearly 50 people were killed by monsoon rains, media reported© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

At least 49 people were killed over the past two days in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which was hit by monsoon rains, said on Saturday the TV channel NDTV, citing unnamed representatives of the local authorities.

Earlier it was reported 27 deaths. According to the channel, the greatest number of victims — 11 — was in district Saharanpur. Another six deaths were recorded in the district of Agra, where the «jewel of India» — the famous mausoleum of the Taj Mahal. Messages on victims also come from settlements and districts of Meerut, Manipuri, Kasganj and others.

In most cases, people died because of the collapse of roofs of houses, falling trees and electric posts, as well as from lightning strikes.

The chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi adityanath is previously instructed local authorities to start rescue operations and to provide financial assistance to those whose homes were destroyed due to the bad weather.

43 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Uttar Pradesh https://t.co/9FZ3lqzEoi pic.twitter.com/JBA1OaVDit

— NDTV (@ndtv) July 28, 2018

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