Flood, Rails mill in Madhya Pradesh

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floods-kill-20-in-mpAt least 20 people were killed in rain related incidents in Madhya Pradesh during the past 24 hours. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited camps set up for flood affected people in Satna last night. He appealed people to come forward for the help of flood affected people.

While in Bihar, Government has asked those living in low-lying areas to move to safer places as river Ganga is rising at a speed of 2 centimetres per hour. According to Central Water Commission, Ganga is flowing two metres above the danger mark at Gandhi Ghat in Patna. Besides Ganga, Sone, Gandak and Saryu rivers are also flowing above danger mark. Flood waters have engulfed new areas in Patna, Baksar, Saran, Munger and Bhagalpur districts.

In Uttar Pradesh, over a dozen districts are reeling under flood as main rivers including Ganga and Yamuna are flowing above the danger mark at different places. Heavy rain and flood in neighboring states have worsened the situation in eastern districts and Bundelkhand region. Ganga River is still flowing above the danger mark in Allahabad and Varanasi and Yamuna is also above the danger mark in Allahabad. Rising Ganga water entered in some more areas in the city and also made about 20 more villages as flood affected during last 24 hours.

Allahabad district administration said that 135 villages of different areas are facing grim flood situation due to current spate in rivers. About seven thousand people have shifted in different relief camps. In Banda, Ken River is on spate and flowing nearly five meter above the anger mark. Several areas are submerged under flood water in the district.

According to flood control unit, Ganga is remain above the danger mark in Ballia, Mirzapur and Gazipur districts. Ghagra river is still at danger mark in Barbanki and Ballia. Sharda river is about 30 centimeters above the anger mark in Khiri district for last many days.

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