Water level in UP rivers rise again

Water level in major rivers in Uttar Pradesh started rising again after rain lashed some parts of the state in the past 24 hours.

According to reports, the Ganges, Sharda, Yamuna, Ghaghra and Rapti were flowing very close to the danger mark at many places.

The Ganges was very close to the danger mark at Kanpur, threatening several low-lying areas, reports said. The water level was rising by two centimetre every hour, prompting the administration to ask the Army to remain on standby.

The Ghaghra was rising almost all along its course following the rainfall and discharge of water from the Sharda barrage, officials said. They added that thousands of people living in villages near the river have fled and taken shelter at safer places.

The Ganges also threatens Varanasi, Mirzapur, Allahabad and Ghazipur, reports said.
Toll in rain and flood related incidents in the state rose to 50 with the death of three more people in Sitapur district on Sunday.

Thousands of people have been rescued from flooded villages. The Army is assisting the administration at several places, sources said.

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