New Delhi: At least 20 people died in flood-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Monday with several rivers flowing above the danger mark and posing a threat to more than 1,000 villages in the affected districts.
So far, 48 people have died from flood-related incidents in the state. Floods have hit the districts of Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Lakhimpur, Barabanki, Sitapur, Faizabad and Azamgarh in the state.
According to the Sharavasti Additional District Magistrate, eight people were killed in separate incidents due to floods in the Bhinga and Ikauna tehsils of the district while four people who were swept away in flood waters are yet to be traced. In Balrampur and Barabaki, two people each drowned in separate incidents in swollen rivers while, in Lakhimpur, the dead body of a three-year-old girl was recovered from a village.
In Bahraich, officials said that the level of the Saryu River has receded below danger mark although the Ghaghra was still flowing above the red mark. According to a Central Water Commission report, the Rapti is flowing at the danger mark at Balrampur and above the red mark at Birdghat (Gorakhpur).