Uttar Pradesh’s flood woes continue; toll reaches 104


Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh’s flood woes continued as the number of deaths rose to 104 with one more death, while over 28 lakh people are affected as raging waters of the rivers emanating from Nepal caused havoc in vast swathes of land.

Army choppers, National Disaster Response Force (NRDF) and Provincial Armed Constabulary-Flood (PAC-Flood) personnel continued relief and rescue operations round the clock in the severely affected areas of the flood-hit districts of the state.

A Central Water Commission report here said the Sharda river was flowing above the red mark at Palia Kalan and near the danger mark at Shardanagar while the Ghaghra river was flowing above the red mark at Turtipar in Ballia.

The Rapti river was also flowing well above the red mark at Rigauli and Birdghat in Gorakhpur, while the Quano river was flowing above danger mark at Chandradeep Ghat in Gonda, as per sources.

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