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UP: 18 districts affected by floods, major rivers flowing above danger mark

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-by Sahithya S

The number of flood-affected districts in Uttar Pradesh rose to 18. The rivers are continuing to flow above the danger mark in different places.

Deoria was hit by the deluge on Saturday taking the number of affected districts to 18. After that, 672 villages have been inundated, according to a statement issued by Relief Commissioner Sanjay Goyal.460 villages in these districts are marooned.On Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s directives, review of the situation there and meetings were held with senior officials. Steps are being taken to mend the damage. All other embankments are safe.

The chief minister has directed officials to ensure the safety of people from snake bite because this is common in deluge-hit areas. After that they are asked to look into few things. The flood shelters are not to be set up in places where overflowing rivers are causing land erosion.

Adityanath has also directed officials. This is to make sure that electric poles in the affected areas were safe. Let us hope they come out of this calamity safe and sound.

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