Torrential rains lashed in several parts of UP

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Lucknow, Jun 30: Torrential rains lashed several parts of Uttar Pradesh for the fourth consecutive day.

Flood havoc continued in several districts of Uttar Pradesh, following incessant rainfall that were making several big and small rivers turgid. The river water entered as many as 15 villages last night in Maharajganj with the breakage of a dam built on Mahav river.

UP Irrigation Minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui today did an aerial survey of affected Ballia, Gorakhpur and Siddharthnagar districts and ordered repair work for the dams. Besides, he asked the officials to keep a close watch on the situation.

Altogether, ten dams in Poorvanchal were facing threat due to swelling of Rapti, Gandhak, Budhi and Rapti rivers.

The swelling Budhi Rapti, Gandhak, Sharda, Gahghra, Kwano and Rapti have started affecting several villages in Azamgarh and Mau.

Meanwhile, one company of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) have been called up for rescue and relief operations in Ghaghra, Tarabganj and Colonelganj Tehsils in Gonda district.

According to weathermen, many regions of the state received little to abundant rainfall in the last 24 hours.

Ankinghat (Ferozabad) recorded 15 cm rainfall, followed by Ayodhya and Basti 11 cm each, Mukhlispur 10 cm, Gorakhpur seven cm, Barabanki and Uska bazaar 6 cm each, Turtipar 5 cm and Dalmau 4 cm.

Besides, Chandradeepghat, Balmikinagar, Bansi and Kakrahi witnessed 3 cm each, while Luckno, Ballia, Sultanpur, Jaunpur, Chillaghat (Banda) and Khadda (Deoaria) recorded 2 cm each rainfall.

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