Post-flood diseases grip UPites

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Lucknow, Sep 28: With rivers receding in Uttar Pradesh, mosquito-borne diseases have added to the woes of people still reeling under flood havoc.

UP Relief Commissioner G K Tandon said as many as 26 lakh people were under the jaws of flood in 24 districts.

Fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and malaria have now affected a large population in the flood-hit areas.

According to reports from Gonda, four children have died due to diarrhoea overnight in Colonelganj and Tarabganj tehsils, while an equal number was recuperating in hospitals.

Meanwhile, District Magistrate Mukhtesh Mohan said the situation was under control and a team of medicos have been sent to provide medical aid to the victims.

The denizens of Gonda district were also furious over the non repairment of Sakrora-Mirvaripur embankment.

In Gorakhpur, a girl fell prey to diarrhoea in Sehjanva block, while as many as 20 others were ill due to the infectious disease in the district.

Likewise, a large population was affected by floods and its upshots in Lakhimpur Kheri.

Reports from Basti said river Ghagra was flowing above the danger mark in the district, but has taken a downward trend.

All in all, 198 villages were engulfed by floods, while 98 villages were marooned in Basti district.

Meanwhile, the river has increased pressure on B D Dam and Kalvari-Saifabad dams and revenue, police and irrigation department officials were observing the two dams to prevent them from getting cracked.

According to Central Water Commission reports, Gomti was overflowing by 30 cm in Sultanpur, while Ghagra was flowing 41 cm, 66 cm and 88 cm respectively above the danger level in Elginbridge (Barabanki), Ayodhya and Turtipar (Ballia).

However, the turbulent Sharda river has receded and was recorded flowing 11 cm and 27 cm respectively below the danger level in Paliyakala and Shardanagar (both in Lakhimpur Kheri).


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