Incessant rains poses flood danger in UP

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Lucknow, Jun 18 (UNI) Incessant rainfall in Uttar Pradesh has posed flood threat in Siddharthnagar, Gonda and Faizabad districts as water in rivers was touching the danger mark.

According to reports from Gonda, heavy rainfall was continuously lashing the region for the fourth consequitive day resulting in increasing water level in Saryu and Ghaghra rivers.

If rainfall continued with such an intensity it will soon inundate the low lying areas of the region, official sources said.

The present river level is already posing threat to over 20 riverside villages, where river water has started reaching.

In Siddharthnagar, people were posed with hardship following the continuous spells of showers.

The river Rapti and Bhudhi Rapti were flowing near the danger mark posing flood threat to nearly 15 villages of the district.

River Ghaghra was swelling at the rate of half metre daily and its water has reached in 15 villages of Ghaghata tehsil.

According to national water commission, water level in river Ganga has increased in Fatehgarh, Kanpur, Kannauj, Mirzapur, Dalmau, Varanasi, Ghazipur and Ballia, whereas Ramganga is in spate at Bareilly and Dabri.

Meanwhile, district administration has initiated precautionary measures of monitering the dams and bridges in the endangered districts, official sources said.

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