5 killed after being washed away during heavy rains in UP
Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh:
Five people, including four women and a child, died after being washed away during heavy rain and hailstorm in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra, police said.
The deceased have been identified as Geeta Devi, Santra, Rajkumari, Yashodiya and Rajpati.
The incident took place on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
According to police, six people, including four women and two children, had gone out on Friday evening and did not return.
After waiting for hours, the relatives reached the police and went out in search of them.
On receiving information about the missing, a police team launched a search operation and recovered four bodies, including three women and a child, from the river bank in the early hours of Saturday.
The body of the fifth woman was recovered in Rampur Barkonia police station area.
“From village Garhwa, 4 women and 2 children went to collect firewood when it rained heavily. They went to take cover, and during this time hail water from the mountains swept these 5 people away, killing them,” Kalu Singh, Additional SP, Sonbhadra said on Saturday.
The ASP said bodies of all the five victims have been recovered and sent for post-mortem.
Further investigation of the matter is underway.
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