Rivers recede in UP; flood toll at 888

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Lucknow, Sep 4 (UNI) After wreaking havoc in Uttar Pradesh killing 888 people, the turgid rivers have now receded and come down below the danger level, barring river Gomti that was overflowing by just one cm in Sultanpur district.

A release issued by a Central Flood Control Room here today stated that all the prominent rivers, including Sharda, Kuwano, Ganga, Rapti, Gandhak, Yamuna and Cane, were now flowing below the red mark in the state.

Ghagra was also below the danger level at several places, however, Gomti was above the said level in Sultanpur.

As per the information received from the Central Flood Control Room, Revli-Adampur dam, Elginbridge-Charsari dam and Paraspur-Dharora dam were secure from Ghagra river.

Meanwhile, Turtipar-Srinagar dam was under watch as the dam was facing trouble from Ghagra.

However, several rivers had now taken a downward trend.

Floods in UP had so far taken the lives of all in all 888 people and destructed 3,905 houses completely. Giving information about the deluge condition, Relief Commissioner G K Tandon said as many as 1,46,046 houses were damaged due to floods and heavy rainfall in the state, of which 3,905 were completely damaged.

Over 23 lakh people, residing in 4,587 villages of 21 districts of the state, were affected by floods, while 3,309 animals died.

Mr Tandon further said that total 183 medical teams have been deployed to serve people and distribute medicines.

The relief commissioner informed that 1,08,452 quintal rice, 1,694 qunital wheat had been distributed along with oil in the flood-hit areas.

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