More than 300 villages in 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh have been affected by floods, with several rivers including the Ganga and Yamuna overflowing due to rains in Uttar Pradesh and higher catchment areas.
According to figures from the Relief Commissioner’s Office, four people have died due to rains in the state in the last 24 hours.
Figures show that 331 villages in Aligarh, Bijnor, Budaun, Farrukhabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Kasganj, Mathura, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Shahjahanpur and Shamli districts have been affected by the floods.
Sixty-one shelters have been set up for 25,281 affected people.
In the last 24 hours, four people have died due to rain in the state. Three people drowned in the floods while one died of snakebite, the Relief Commissioner’s office said.
River Ganga is reportedly flowing above the danger line at Kachla Bridge in Budaun, Farrukhabad and Fatehgarh. At Narora in Bulandshahr, its water level has reached close to the red mark.
River Yamuna is flowing near danger level at Mavi in Muzaffarnagar and Prayag Ghat in Mathura. The Sharada river is also flowing near the danger line at Palia Kalan in Lakhimpur Kheri, the report said.
More than 50 people were rescued on Sunday from Karhera village on the banks of the Hindon in Ghaziabad, which was inundated after rising water levels in a tributary of the Yamuna, officials said.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Sahibabad Police used motor boats to evacuate residents of the village, which was flooded with more than 8 feet of water.
Sahibabad Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Bhaskar Verma said some villagers have been shifted to safer places and others to relatives’ houses. A relief camp has been opened at a school in the village.
Ghaziabad MP and Union Minister General (retd) VK Singh directed the officials to provide ration to the flood victims.
The Hindon River broke land near the Urban Forest. Most of the forest and nearby colonies were submerged. The local government also closed the city park.
The NDRF also rescued residents of Ataur Nangla and Noor Nagar villages under Nandgram police station limits on Friday night. Cows and other animals have been rescued.
The water level in Delhi’s Yamuna crossed the danger mark again at 205.33 meters on Sunday after heavy rains lashed parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and released into the river from the Hatnikund barrage.
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