Weather forecast today LIVE UPDATES: 19 killed UP due to rains, floods; fresh landslides in Kullu

Prayagraj: Flood affected residents of a low lying area on the banks of the River Ganges carry their belongings through floodwaters as they move to a safer place, in Prayagraj (Allahabad), Sunday, Aug 18, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Weather forecast today live updates: As many as 19 people lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh where raging waters of major rivers have disrupted normal life, officials said on Thursday. The figure included three deaths in Amethi, two each in Raebareli, Sonbhadra and Mirzapur and one death each in Saharanpur, Hamirpur, Pratapgarh, Fathepur, Basti and, Ayodhya. Four more persons have died in Ballia and Bhadohi, officials said.

As heavy rains continued to batter states in north India, fresh landslides struck Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday blocking one of the major highways in the state. The intensity of rainfall is likely to reduce in the next 24 hours with light rainfall forecast at isolated parts of Himachal Pradesh, according to IMD.

The IMD forecasts heavy rainfall for Odisha for the next four days due to a monsoon trough line extending from east Uttar Pradesh to north Tamil Nadu. As many as five farmers have been killed after being struck by lightning in Kendrapada district. Earlier this month the state witnessed heavy rainfall activity due to the formation of two back-to-back low-pressure areas in the region. Several areas also faced flash floods due to incessant rains recently.