Rainfall lashes state again weather pleasant

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Lucknow, Aug 13: People have taken a sigh of relief from sultry and humid weather conditions as rainfall re-visited Uttar Pradesh after a gap and made the whole weather pleasant.

In the last 24 hrs, little to normal rainfall lashed some regions of the state.

Bardghat (Gorakhpur) recorded the maximum of 9 cm rainfall, followed by Jaunpur 7 cm, Basti 6, Mukhlispur 5, Kakrahi (Siddharthnagar) 4, Banda (Chandradeepghat) 3. While, Kanpur, Ghazipur, Moradabad, Chillghat (Banda) and Sultanpur witnessed 2 each.

According to the Central Water Commission (WC), some prominent rivers were still overflowing by few centimeters in the state.

Sharda was 19 cm above the danger level in Paliyakala (Lakhimpur Kheri), the river was 18 cm below the red mark in Shardanagar.

Ghagra was 11 cm and 23 cm respectively above the red mark in Elginbridge (Barabanki) and Turtipar (Ballia).

Saryu was 22 cm above the danger level in temple city Ayodhya.

As per the reports from Unnao, two children were burried alive after a dilapidated wall collapsed due to heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, several rivers were still overflowing by few cm in the state.

Reports from Basti said that the overflowing Ghagra river has posed pressure to the B D Dam.

The deluge situation has improved little, but rescue and relief operations were still carried out in the district as 140 villages of Harraiya, Basti and Bhanpur tehsil were still facing the brunt of the flood.

Similarly, rescue work continued in the 73 flood-affected villages of Colonelganj and Tarabganj tehsils in Gonda district.

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