Rain havoc in Uttar Pradesh; Ganga, Yamuna in full spate
Days after 13 people were killed due to rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, incessant rains in many parts of the state have resulted in floods with the Ganga and Yamuna rivers still in full spate.
Many houses were destroyed in the Bahraich area as the Ghagras river breached an embankment and flooded the city on Friday.
The rains and rise in river water levels has led to submerging of many low lying areas in Allahabad and Varanasi as the water from the Ganges has breached the danger mark, the official told IANS.
“People have been asked to move to safer places,” a district official said adding that NDRF and PAC personnel have been deployed for rescue operations at some places.
The river breached the danger mark in the Elgin bridge area and the Ghaghra is flowing 30 cm above the danger mark.
More than two dozen houses in the Kayampur area, including a primary school have collapsed due the floods. All the stairs at Sheetla Ghat in Varanasi have been submerged.
Three persons were killed in Varanasi on Thursday when heavy rains resulted in the collapse of a house in Mirzamurad area. The deceased belong to the same family.
Six persons of a family were killed in Mirzapur when the car they were travelling fell into an overflowing drain. The family was headed for a religious Sufi shrine – Dargah Sharif in Chunar.
The Regional Met department has predicted continuous rain in eastern Uttar Pradesh, while isolated rain is likely in central and western parts of the state.