Deluge continues to plays havoc in UP

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Lucknow, Jul 20 (UNI) Incessant rainfall continues to play havoc for the ninth day in several districts of Uttar Pradesh, with situation becoming grim in 13 flood-affected districts due to rivers in spate.

Several mammoth and small rivers were in spate due to the rainfall that was teeming in their catchment areas for the last nine days.

Ghagra and Sharda rivers have affected a large population of villages in 13 districts, comprising Basti, Gonda and Behraich.

Heavy downpour has sent normal life out of gear with problems of traffic jams and waterlogging becoming order of the day at almost all the divisions of the state.

According to Central Water Commission (CWC), in the last 24 hours Uska Bazar received 20 cm of reainfall, Bagpat 10 cm, Kakrahi 8 cm, Mukhlispur and Balrampur received 6 cm each, Bansi and Narora 5 cm each, Chillaghat, Ayodhya and Khadda 4 cm each, Bani, Turtipur, Bhinga and Rigoli 3 cm each, whereas Bardaghat and Sitapur witnessed 2 cm each.

The weatherman has forecast moderate to rather heavy rainfall at most places of the state in the next 24 hours.

CWC reports said Ghagra was flowing at the danger mark in Turtipar (Ballia), while it was 7 cm below the red mark in Ayodhya and Elginbridge (Barabanki), however, it was swelling at a high pace.

Sharda was overflowing by 28 cm in Paliyakala (Lakhimpur Kheri), while flowing below the level by 24 cm in Shardanagar.

Meanwhile, Ganga, Yammuna, Gomti, Ken, Rapti, Gandak, Kuano, Ramganga and others were rising in volume speedily although they were flowing below the danger mark, the CWC added.

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