Rains claim 12 lives in UP

At least 12 people lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh where flood situation continued in several districts due to rise in level of major rivers.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 17:53 PM IST

Lucknow: At least 12 people lost their lives
in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh where flood
situation continued in several districts due to rise in level
of major rivers.

Six persons, including a mother-daughter duo, were killed
in Hardoi district, while as many deaths have been reported
from Bareilly, Pilibhit, Moradabad and Rampur in wall and roof
collapse incidents since yesterday, officials said.

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

The Ramganga was flowing above the red mark in Moradabad
and was rising in Bareilly and Dabri (Shahjahanpur). The
Yamuna was rising at Bagahpat, Mohna, Kalpi, Hamirpur, Naini
(Allahabad) and Chillaghat (Banda).

Sharda river was rising at Pallia Kalan (Kheri), while
Ghaghara was above the danger mark at Elgin Bridge in
Barabanki, Ayodhya and Turtipar in Ballia.

Kalagarh Bijnore has received maximum rainfall of 124.4
mm in the state since yesterday, the officials said.

In Bareilly, Lucknow-Delhi national highway was closed
after it was flooded near Moradabad district due to incessant
rains for the last two days.

Traffic movement on the National Highway-24 connecting
Delhi with Lucknow was suspended late last night after it was
flooded by water from Koshi and Ramganga, they said.

The water level on the national highway has crossed one
metre mark this morning, the officials added.

PTI