Flood situation grim in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow, Jul 15: The Situation was grim in 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh following incessant rainfall for the last four days and release of 1,86,000 cusecs water in the Saryu river by the neighbouring country Nepal.

According to official sources, several small and mammoth rivers, comprising Ganga, Yamuna, Sharda and Ghagra have started rising in volume once again, following teeming rains that were lashing the state for the last four days.

Meanwhile, Saryu was once again in spate due to release of water from Nepal. The river water has entered over 200 villages situated at the bank of Saryu river in Faizabad, Behraich and Sravasti.

Besides, several hectares of fertile farmland has been adversely affected.

According to reports from Gonda, the river Ghagra have started palying havoc and is also posing danger to Elgin Bridge in Barabanki.

Tarabganj and Karnalganj tehsil of Gonda were the most affected and the flood water has entered nearly 250 villages, however, PAC has been garrisoned for relief and rescue work.

Six persons have died in rain related incidents in the last 24 hrs. The fresh casualities were reported from Sant Kabirnagar, Kushinagar, Mainpuri and Deoria.


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