Heavy rains in UP kill 11, most rivers flowing above danger mark

Lucknow, PTI | Updated : 03 July 2013, 11:24 AM

Eleven people were killed as rains in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours drove several rivers above the danger mark. The death toll in the state has gone up to 74.

According to officials, eight people were killed due to lightning in Gorakhpur, two were killed in Sitapur and one in Faizabad in past 24 hours.

According to a Central Water Commission (CWC) report, rivers like the Sharda, Quano, Rapti and Budhi Rapti were flowing above the danger mark flooding hundreds of villages.

Sharda had breached the danger line at Palia Kalan although it was no longer rising whereas the Rapti continued to inch upwards between Balrampur to Gorakhpur.

The Burhi Rapti was flowing above the danger mark at Siddhartnagar but was now static while the Quano at Gonda and Mukhlispur (Santkabirnagar) was flowing way above the danger mark, the CWC report said.

But the CWC report added that the Ganga, which had been maintaining an upward trend till yesterday, has started receding between Ankinghat and Kanpur and was static at Fatehgarh where erosion caused by it in three tehsils had posed a threat.

Jhansi received 54.2mm rainfall in the past 24 hours and showers in Allahabad measured 36.8mm.

According to the relief commissioner, rescue operations were on in full swing in a total of 572 villages in 12 districts which had been affected by floods.

First Published: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 11:22 AM
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