Uttar Pradesh: Floods claim 41 lives, 5 lakh affected

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 09:09

Zee Media Bureau

Lucknow: Floods have claimed 41 lives in Uttar Pradesh and affected over five lakh people in 600 odd villages.

According to relief commissioner`s office statement here, following incessant rains and release of water in the barrages, large areas of Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Muzaffarngar, Bijnore, Amroha, Pilibhit, Sitapur, Meerut, Balrampur, Shamli, Saharanpur, Aligarh, Shahjahanpur and Rampur have been affected.

Lakhimpur Kheri is the worst hit where a population of over one lakh belonging to 127 villages has been affected.

Meanwhile, 95 villages in Muzaffarnagar, 52 in Bijnore, 63 in Amroha, 71 in Meerut, 37 in Pilibhit, 17 in Sitapur, 66 in Bahraich, 12 in Shamli, five in Aligarh and 50 in Saharanpur have been affected by flood waters which have also submerged thousands of hectares of agricultural land.

Huge number of Army personnel and PAC has been pressed into service for relief and rescue operations in the affected areas and thousands have been shifted to safer places.

After release of six lakh cusec water at Narora yesterday, Bulandshahr, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Kanpur, Rae Bareli, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur and Ballia on the banks of Ganga have been affected.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 09:05
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