Six drown in flood-hit areas of UP

Six persons drowned in flood-hit areas of Uttar Pradesh where major rivers continued to flow above the danger mark, official sources said here on Tuesday.

Lucknow: Six persons drowned in flood-hit
areas of Uttar Pradesh where major rivers continued to flow
above the danger mark, official sources said here on Tuesday.

"Since yesterday afternoon, six persons, including
three children, an infant and a teenager died due to drowning
in different parts of Hardoi taking the toll in rain-related
incidents in the district to 16," they said.

Army and administration were carrying out rescue and
relief operation as more than 500 villages have been inundated
by the floods in the district.

"All majors rivers including Ganga, Ramganga and Garra
are still flowing above the danger mark making rescue
operation difficult," the sources said.

Traffic between Hardoi-Kannauj and Hardoi-Farukkhabad
routes had been affected as roads were submerged in flood
waters, they said.

The situation is grim in a number of western UP
districts including Farukkhabad, Shahjahanpur, Agra and
Badaun.

Meanwhile, Moradabad MP Azharuddin has demanded Rs 300
crore for flood victims in his parliamentary constituency.

"The cricketer-turned-politician has written a letter
to the Prime Minister seeking a package of Rs 300 crore for
flood victims in Moradabad," sources said.

A delegation of UPPCC led by state unit chief Rita
Bahuguna Joshi is likely to meet the Prime Minister today and
demand a special package for flood affected areas in the
state, party spokesman Subodh Srivastava said.

PTI

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