Flood situation in UP remains grim: 59 villages in Varanasi region submerged

Lucknow : Flood situation in Uttar Pradesh worsened with many rivers flowing above the danger mark and more than 59 villages submerged in Varanasi region. More than six lakh persons have been affected so far by ghastly appearance of flood across the state. Ganga, Yamuna, Sharda and other rivers are still flowing near the danger mark in many parts of the state, triggering flood-like situation in the districts, situated along the banks of the river. According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), Ganga is flowing above the danger mark at Fafamau and Chatnag in Allahabad, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur and Ballia districts, while Yamuna is flowing above danger mark at Banda, Hamirpur and Allahabad districts. In reports from Varanasi district, Commissioner Ramesh Nitin Gokarn has warned the concerned officers that next seven days are sensitive as water level in Ganga, Varuna and Gomti is rising consistently.

Mr Gokarn said that Varanasi, Chandali and Ghazipur are most-affected areas. He said that in Varanasi district, 887.25 mm rain have been recorded yet. About two lakh population has been affected as 59 villages are totally submerged in water. Reports from Basti district indicated that river Sarayu is flowing little down to the danger line. More than 10 villages are submerged in the water whereas, more than 50 are facing danger for the same. Sources said that more than 800 families have been affected so far in this region.

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