Flood claims six more lives in UP

Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh continued to be in spate despite absence of heavy rains as six more people perished in floods on Saturday taking the death toll this season to 386 in the state.

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2010, 20:54 PM IST

Lucknow: Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh
continued to be in spate despite absence of heavy rains as six
more people perished in floods on Saturday taking the death toll
this season to 386 in the state.

While four persons, including a child, drowned in
Hardoi district, one each death was reported from Bijnore and
Badaun districts in flood-related incidents, officials said.
Delhi-Dehradun National Highway was damaged at several
places disrupting traffic as river Ganga continued to breach.

"So far 8.50 lakh people have been rescued from flood
affected areas in 30 districts and relocated to safer places,"
a senior official said.

He said that 454 boats have been pressed in to service
for rescue and relief operations as the flood had affected
seven lakh hectare agricultural land and damaged 36,000 houses
so far.

According to the Central Water Commission report,
Ganga river was flowing at danger mark in Fatehgarh, Gumatia
(Kannauj), Ankinghat (Kanpur dehat) and Kanpur and was rising
at Ballia.
Ramganga was flowing above danger mark in Dabri
(Shahjahanpur) whereas Yamuna breached at Mathura and was
rising at Agra and Etawah. Sharda was flowing at danger mark
at Pallia Kalan and Sharda Nagar (Kheri).

PTI