Overall flood situation improves in UP

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Lucknow, Aug 12 (UNI) The deluge condition was slowly but surely easing-off with the cessation of heavy rainfall in Uttar Pradesh.

As per the Central Water Commission, some prominent rivers, however, overflowed by few centimeters in the state.

River Sharda was 18 cm above the danger level in Paliyakala (Lakhimpur Kheri), while river Ghagra was 14 cm and 12 cm respectively above the red mark in Barabanki and Turtipar (Ballia).

River Saryu was 25 cm above the said level in temple city Ayodhya.

Meanwhile, reports from Basti district said that though the flood situation was improving, 145 villages were still bearing the brunt of its post-affects.

Rescue and relief work was underway in the district, where four flood chowkis and boats were providing service.

A large portion of farmland was also affected by the excess water in the district, the report added.

Industrial city Kanpur also wintessed rainfall.

Meanwhile, vector-borne diseases hit the life of people in Gorakhpur division, where all the rivers have, however, receded.

Diseases like Japenese Encephalitis, Diarrhoea and Jaundice continued to claim the lives of people in the division.

The district administration has started a campaign under which insecticides were being sprinkled and heap of garrbages removed.

The number of flood-affected villages reduced to 68 in the Gorakhpur division, but 16 villages were still engulfed by the flood-water.

In the last 24 hrs, Ballia, Ghazipur and Chhattnag received three cm rainfall, while Ankinghat recorded two cm rainfall.

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