Flood situation continues to be grim in Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Flood situation remained grim in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, as major rivers continued to swell in the state, official sources said.

According to Central Water Commission, Ghagra continued to play havoc in eastern part of the state and was flowing above danger mark at Elgin Bridge (Barabanki), Ayodhya and Turtipar in Ballia district.

Nearly 173 villages in eastern districts of the state were affected by flood, of which 94 had been marooned, they said.

District officials in Basti said that people in flood affected areas were being relocated to safer places.

Though Sharda had started receding, it was still flowing above danger mark at Palliakalan and Sharda Nagar (both in Lakhimpur district), the report said.

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