Over 17 lakh people have been hit by the floods in Uttar Pradesh,where the situation continued to remain grim with the swollen rivers inundating thousands of villages and the death toll in the deluge and other rain-related mishaps climbing to 280. Two persons died Sunday in Auraiya district in an incident of house collapse.
The relief commissioners office said a total population of over 17 lakh has been affected by the floods and over 1,000 villages adversely hit and people displaced.
NDRF and PAC teams are conducting relief and rescue operations,and camps have been set up in affected districts including Ballia,Allahabad,Ghazipur and others,to provide food and shelter to the affected people.
According to the Central Water Commission report,Ganga is flowing above the red mark at Phaphamau,Mirzapur,Varanasi and Ballia whereas Yamuna is above the danger mark in Naini (Allahabad).
Sharda at Palia Kalan (Lakhimpur),Ghaghra at Turtipar (Ballia),Budhi Rapti at Kakrahi (Siddharth Nagar) and Quano at Chandradeepghat (Gonda) are also flowing above the red mark.
The MeT forecast predicts rain and thundershowers at many places in eastern UP and at isolated places in the western parts of the state.