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UP floods: Death toll rises to 99

At least 99 people were killed due to floods in India’s biggest state. As many as seven deaths were reported on Saturday itself from different areas of Uttar Pradesh.


By   |  Updated On : August 27, 2017 12:03 AM
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New Delhi :  

At least 99 people were killed due to floods in India’s biggest state. As many as seven deaths were reported on Saturday itself from different areas of Uttar Pradesh.

Apart from this, there are three persons injured, and two missing, the flood control room located in the office of relief commissioner told PTI.

However, the officials said that the number of flood-affected districts has reduced from 24 to 16 while over 11.22 lakh people have been affected.

Thousands of people have taken shelter in the relief camps as rivers including Ghaghara, Rapti, Quano, Kunhara, Rohin and Burhi Rapti are in spate and have inundated vast areas in Lakhimpur Khiri, Barabanki, Faizabad, Ballia, Gorakhpur and Siddharthnagar.

Talking about the transport service, road traffic has been disrupted in flood-affected areas.  As much as 28 companies of the NDRF, 33 companies of PAC along with choppers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) are engaged in relief and rescue operation, officials said.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published: Saturday, August 26, 2017 11:59 PM


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