14 more die due to floods in western UP

At least 14 persons have been killed in the past 24 hours in flood affected districts of western Uttar Pradesh, taking the death toll due to rain-related incidents in the region to 270.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 21:01 PM IST

Lucknow: At least 14 persons have been killed in the past 24 hours in flood affected districts of western Uttar Pradesh, taking the death toll due to
rain-related incidents in the region to 270.

All the 14 rain-related deaths are reported from different districts of western UP, an official spokesman of the Relief Department told reporters here.

A total of 1,032 villages have been affected by the flood of which 47 have been marooned, he said, adding that a population of 4.73 lakh has been affected in west UP alone.

According to the Central Water Commission, the Ganga was flowing almost at the danger mark in Fatehgarh, Gumatia (Kannauj), Ankinghat (Kanpur dehat), Kanpur and Dalmau (Rae Bareilly) and was rising at Fafamau and Chatnag in Allahabad, Mirzapur, Varanasi and Ghazipur.

River Ramganga was flowing above the red mark in Bareilly and rising in Dabri in Shahjahanpur. Yamuna was rising at Prayag Ghat in Mathura, Kalpi,
Hamirpur, Naini (Allahabad) and Chillaghat (Banda).

Ghaghara was above the danger mark at Elgin Bridge in Barabanki, Ayodhya and Turtipar in Ballia.

Maharajganj received a maximum rainfall of 50.4 mm since yesterday, the officials said.

PTI