28 districts in Uttar Pradesh affected

28 districts in Uttar Pradesh affected

28 districts in Uttar Pradesh affected

As many as 28 districts, mainly in the eastern region, were affected by floods in Uttar Pradesh, according to the official sources here.

Sources said that the situation in Allahabad had slightly improved after Ganga, which was flowing above the danger mark, started to recede, though the situation continued to be alarming in other areas.

Official sources said that Varanasi, Ballia, Ghazipur and some other districts in the state continued to reel under floods as Ganga and other rivers maintained their rising trend.

Four people were feared drowned when a boat carrying them capsized in Ganga in Mirzapur district on Thursday. So far, 40 people have lost their lives in flood-related incidents in different parts of the state.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday directed the officials to visit the affected districts and monitor the relief and rescue operations.

NDRF teams were deployed in Varanasi and Allahabad, while the IAF was also assisting the civil administration in relief works.

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