Rains continue to lash UP, 5 killed

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 19:30

Lucknow: Five people were killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh where major rivers were rising menacingly and submerging low-lying areas.

While two persons were killed in Jaunpur and Ghazipur, one died in Bharaich due to incidents of house collapse, triggered by heavy rains and lightning.

With heavy rainfall and release of water from flooded rivers in Nepal, rivers Ganga, Sharda, Ramganga, Yamuna and Ghagra are flowing above red-mark at several places flooding several villages, the Central Water Commission said.

Ganga was flowing above the danger mark in Ballia and rising menacingly in Farukkhabad, Ankinghat and Kanpur where it was close to the danger mark while river Ramganga was flowing above red-mark at Moradabad and Dabri (Shahjahanpur).

River Yamuna is flowing above the mark on Mathura, it said adding that Ghagra was flowing above the red mark at Elgin Bridge (Barabanki), Turtipar (Ballia) and Ayodhya.

River Sharda had crossed the danger mark at Pallia Kalan in Lakhimpur and was Sharda Nagar (Kheri). While Bareilly had 136 mm rainfall, Gonda 80.4 mm and
Siddharthnagar 75.6 mm, it said.


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First Published: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 19:30

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