5 die in flood-hit Uttar Pradesh

Five more persons died in flood- related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll this season to 420 in the state, officials said on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 21:30 PM IST

Lucknow: Five more persons died in flood-
related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll this
season to 420 in the state, officials said on Wednesday.

"Five deaths have been reported from different parts of
the state since yesterday as 644 more village were inundated
by the flood waters in UP," a spokesman of Relief Commissioner
Office said.
Nearly 3.14 lakh people were affected due to floods which
had affected 6,613 village across the state.

Situation in Bijnore, Rampur, Moradabad, Shahjahanpur,
Farrukhabad, Unnao, Kannauj, Mathura, Bareilly, Muzaffarnagar,
Hardoi, Badaun and Kanshiram Nagar is sensitive but under
control, the spokesman said.

He said the army was assisting district administration in
relief and rescue works in Farukkhabad, Unnao, Badaun and
Shahjahanpur districts.

According to the Central Water Commission report, the
Ganga has started swelling again and was flowing above the
danger mark at Fatehgarh, Gumtia, Ankinghat, Kanpur and
Dalmau.

The Ramganga was flowing above the red mark at Dabri
(Shahjahanpur), whereas the Yamuna river was swelling at
Etawah, Auraiya, Kalpi, and Naini, Allahabad.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperatures in most parts of
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh soared by up to two degrees
Celsius.

Hisar was hottest place in plains of Punjab and Haryana
with a high of 37 degrees Celsius, which was one notch above
normal.
Patiala and Ambala settled at an identical high of 33.7
degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, while the maximum
temperature at Amritsar was 33.6 degrees Celsius.

Among other places, Chandigarh had a high of 32.5 degrees
Celsius, which was three notches above normal, followed by
32.4 degrees Celsius at Karnal, which was one notch below
normal.

The maximum temperature at Ludhiana was 33.4 degrees
Celsius, one notch below normal.

The Met office predicted mainly dry weather in the next
two days.

PTI