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Three more killed in floods in UP

Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 21:17

Lucknow: Despite a weak monsoon, floods
coming from Nepal side continue to wreak havoc in Uttar
Pradesh with two more persons losing their lives in
Siddharthnagar and one death reported from Basti, taking the
toll to 13.

In Basti, 169 villages have been affected because of
the flood waters with 83 of them marooned while in
Siddhartnagar 332 villages were affected, reports said.
As many as 1,020 families in Basti have been shifted
to safer places with police and PAC deployed in the relief and
rescue operations.

Besides Saryu-Ghaghra which was flowing near danger
level in Ayodhya, Burhi Rapti, Rapti, Kuda and Khonghi were
flowing above the danger mark though in Bahraich, Ghaghra has
shown a receding trend.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 21:17

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