UP lashed by heavy rains, rivers re-soar

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Lucknow, Jul 13: Heavy rains lashed most parts of Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours as water levels of several rivers marked a rise, submerging villages in lower areas.

Ganga, Yamuna, Rapti and Sharda rivers have started increasing in volume again with heavy rainfall.

River Sharda was overflowing by two cm in Paliyakala (Lakhimpur Kheri), while it was 24 cm below the danger level in Shardanagar, the Central Water Commission (CWC) reports said.

Ghagra, known as Saryu in temple city Ayodhya, was 39 cm below the red mark, while 55 cm and 47 cm respectively below the level in Turtipar (Ballia) and Elginbridge (Barabanki).

As per reports from Barabanki, river water has entered almost 60 villages by the soaring of Saryu river.

Reports from Bareilly said the incessant rainfall has hit normal life in many villages, while the rivers again in spate have posed danger to seven districts of Poorvanchal.

River water has entered the lower areas of Maharajganj, Santkabirnagar, Kushinagar, Basti, Siddharthnagar, Gorakhpur and Deoaria districts.

Heavy rains have also impacted power supply and movement of vehicular traffic on the roads.

In the last 24 hours, most divisions recorded normal to rather heavy rains. Kakrahi and Uska Baaar recorded a highest 10 cm rainfall, followed by Bardghat 9 cm, Rigauli 8 cm, Lucknow and Baghpat 7 cm, Narora 6 cm, Bhatpurva ghat and Moradabad 5 cm, Ballia 4 cm, Ankinghat and Mathura 3 cm.

Meanwhile, the weathermen predicted heavy rainfall in most places of the state in the next 48 hours.

UNI

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