Siddharthnagar (UP), Aug 25 (ANI): Rising water level of the rivers in Uttar Pradesh continues to wreak havoc.
More than 350 villages have been affected in the Siddharthnagar district.
Floods have been attributed to the release of water from barrages in Nepal. As a result, rivers like Burhi Rapti, Rapti, Kuda and Khonghi were flowing above the danger mark.
Till now, floods has claimed eight lives in the district.
Villages like Tariya, Maghuliya, Puraina are all submerged in the floodwaters.
Villagers are facing immense difficulties in commuting because of the lack of boats. Roads are inundated inside the floodwaters.
"We have no boats in our village to commute. Roads are submerged. We have nothing to eat and no basic amenities to sustain. We haven't received any help yet," said Radheyshyam, a resident of Tariya village.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Coal Sri Prakash Jaiswal accused the Uttar Pradesh Government of not taking the flood situation seriously.
"The State Government has not yet woken up from its slumber. By this time, someone from the state administration should have come to inspect the flooded areas. The State Government should have started the relief work by now. Relief workers haven't reached the flooded areas yet," said Jaiswal.
Heavy downpour after a delayed monsoon has created havoc in many districts of Uttar Pradesh which skirt the India-Nepal border since the waters of swollen rivers and reservoirs in Nepal rush southwards into these districts. (ANI)