Flood threat looms large in UP as rivers swell

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Lucknow: The threat of a flood-like situation looms large in Uttar Pradesh as major rivers in the state have started swelling due to incessant rain for the past couple of days. As many as 16 people have died while 300 houses have been damaged due to heavy downpour for the past three days.

More than 32,000 people of 17 villages have been affected by the rising water levels in Ganga, Ghagra, Ramganga and Sarada rivers. The incessant rain has thrown the lives of people out of gear in the state.

Eleven teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in nine districts to deal with the emergency situation caused by the heavy rain and floods in ten rivers that are now flowing above the danger level.

Moreover, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued warnings for heavy rain in most parts of the state for the next two days. This apart, 17 districts will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall.

The flood-like situation has been reported from Kanpur, Baranasi, Bareli, Barabanki, Shahjahanpur, Meerut, Allahabad, Fatehpur and Gorakhpur in the state.

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