Flood situation in UP remains grim



Lucknow : Flood situation in Uttar Pradesh worsened with rivers flowing above the danger mark. More than 4 lakhs have been affected so far with inundating around 200 villages in eastern parts of the state. With warning of heavy to very heavy rains in eastern parts of the state during the next 24 hours by weather department, the flood situation can deteriorate further. The flood situation is more critical in Gonda, Barabanki, Bahriach, Lakhimpur Kheri and Faizabad with Ghagra and Sharda rivers flowing above the danger level at several places. A report from Behraich said that due to rains in hills of Nepal Ghaghara is flowing 62 cm above the danger line at Algin bridge today. According to Centre Water Commission Ghaghara is flowing just at danger line that is 106.07 meter.


Sources said that due to rains in hills of Nepal, most of Bahraich is submerged into water through Sarayu River. In reports from Basti district Ghaghara is flowing 12 cm above the danger line. Sources said that more than 500 families have been affected so far in this region. Most of the places in the district have became big pond. Whereas reports from Sidhharthnagar district said that more that 200 villages have been affected due to water rise in Baadganga, Budirapti and Ghoghi rivers coming from Nepal. Administration has declared high-alert here. Rail services between Soharatgarh and Barni station were stopped due to water logging at Gonda-Gorakhpur loop line. Sources said that Relief and rescue operations continue on war footing and people were being shifted to safer places in Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich and Farrukhabad districts. Besides it has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rain likely at isolated places over the state during next 24 hours.

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