Nine die in UP floods

Nine more persons lost their lives in flood-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll this season to 429 in the state, officials said on Thursday.

Lucknow: Nine more persons lost their lives in flood-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll this season to 429 in the state, officials said on Thursday.

"Nine deaths have been reported from different parts of the state since yesterday and 129 more villages inundated by the flood waters in the state," a spokesman of relief commissioner office said.

He said that flood had affected 6,742 villages across the state since yesterday.

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

He said that army was still assisting district administration in relief and rescue work in Farukkhabad, Unnao, Badaun and Shahjahanpur districts.

According to Central Water Commission, 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 Yamuna was swelling at Etawah Auraiya,
Kalpi, and Naini Allahabad.

PTI