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UP floods: 69 dead, over 20 lakh affected in 24 districts

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: With fresh flood-related deaths reported from across Uttar Pradesh, the current wave of floods has claimed 69 lives.

Over 20 lakh people have been hit by the floods in 24 districts of the state.

“The death toll in the floods has reached 69 in the state, where 2,523 villages in 24 districts are flooded affecting a population of over 20 lakh,” the relief commissioner’s office said here citing a flood report compiled till on Saturday.

It said 39,783 persons have taken shelter in relief camps in the affected districts of eastern UP where there was no letup in flood fury as raging waters of the rivers emanating from Nepal caused havoc in vast swathes of human habitation.

20 companies of the NDRF, 29 companies of PAC (Flood) along with two choppers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and several columns of the Army personnel were on job to save lives and properties in the affected areas.

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