Lucknow: Death toll in the rain related incidents and floods have touched 154 during the last one month in Uttar Pradesh.
Though the weather office has predicted more rains in the state during the next 2 days in the entire state, the officials of the state relief and rehabilitation confirmed that 154 deaths have been reported so far from 72 districts between July 1 to August 1 due to rain related incidents in the state.
The highest death was reported from Saharanpur where 11 people had died while in Agra it was 8 and in Sonebhadra district it was seven. Around 1259 houses were also damaged in the rains in the state so far. Meanwhile, due to heavy rains in the catchment areas of the rivers, flood like situation prevailed in eastern Uttar Pradesh where Ghagra, Saryu and other rivers are rising rapidly.
A report from Gonda, said that rising Ghagra was breaching the Charsari embankment threatening around 125 villages affecting over one lakh population. However, authorities have started evacuating the villages to prevent any untoward incident, officials said.Another report from Faizabad said that Saryu river was also rising and it was threatening the embankments at several places. In Sitapur, Ghagra and Sharda rivers are rising fast and around 38 villages are under threat with the floods. In Varanasi, Ganga was rising and was near the danger level. All the temples on the ghats have been under the flood waters. UNI