Four killed in rain-related incidents
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 14:14
  
Lucknow: At least four persons were killed in rain-related incidents of wall collapse and drowning with rivers Ghagra and Sharda continuing to flow above the danger mark due to heavy showers in major parts of Uttar Pradesh.

While two children died due to a wall collapse in Ambedkar Nagar, one died in a similar incident in Jaunpur. Also, a child drowned in Bahraich, police said here.

According to a report of Central Water Commission, majors rivers including Ghagra, Ganga, Rapti and Sharda are on the rise.

The Ganga is rising in Ankinghat, Kanpur and Dalmau (Raebareli), while Sharda was above the red-mark in Palliakalan in Lakhimpur district.

Ghagra was flowing above danger mark at Elgin Bridge (Barabanki) and Ayodhya (Faizabad).

The migration of villagers from low-lying areas continue in Lakhimpur, Barabanki, Gonda and Bahraich where water had entered villages.

The government has deployed PAC for relief and rescue operations for those stranded in flooded waters.

According to MeT officer, a rainfall of 56.2 mm was recorded in Kalagarh (Bijnor), 47.8 mm was received in Chatnag (Allahabad) and 42.4 mm Turtipar (Ballia).

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 14:14


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