Alert issued in UP due to heavy rains, flooding in rivers

A high alert has been issued in Uttar Pradesh as water level in most of the rivers have touched the danger mark, while three persons lost their lives in Maharajganj district due to heavy rain which lashed most part of the state during the last 24 hours.

A report from Bahraich said that with the release of four lakh cusex water from Nepal at the Banbasa barrage, threat of floods loomed large in the district.

Sharda river was flowing above the red mark at Palia Kalan and directives have been issued to shift people in 44 villages of Mahsi area of Bahraich.

According to Central Water Commission sources, water level of Sharda, Rapti, Ghaghra, Burhi Rapti, Rohin and the Kuano river was constantly on the rise even as the Sharda river which had crossed the red mark yesterday registered one meter rise today.

The Burhi Rapti river was close to the danger mark at Kakrahi area, sources said.

In Farrukhabad, 100 villages on the banks of the Ganga river and the Ram Ganga river faced threat of flooding following incessant rains and release of water in Narora.

According to Meteorological department, chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms are Bansi (Siddhartnagar) 20,  Palia Kalan (Bahraich) 16, Cornelganj (Gonda) and Kaisargnaj (Bahraich) 13, Elginbridge (Barabanki) and Nagina (Bijnore) 12 each.

Met sources forecast rain and thundershowers at many places over the west UP and most places in east UP, though they sounded a bright note that there could be a decrease in rainfall.

Meanwhile, in the wake of continuous downpour during the last 24 hours and heavy rain and incidents of cloudburst in Uttrakhand and Nepal, a high alert has been issued for the officials of flood control to maintain vigil.

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