Lucknow: The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh has reportedly worsened following heavy rains and 116 people have lost their lives in the past 15 days, officials said. Ten districts have been severely hit by floods and Sharda, Ghaghra and Saryu rivers are flowing above the danger mark in several districts.

Heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the state of Wednesday. People and livestock are being evacuated from the flooded areas and several companies of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) have been pressed into service, officials said.  

The situation remains grim in Lakhimpur Kheri and Siddharthnagar, where flood waters have inundated vast areas. According to the flood control centre, Ghagra is flowing two metres above the danger mark at Algin bridge in Barabanki.

The Saryu river has breached the danger mark in Ballia and Ayodhya and has wrecked havoc in Basti, Gonda and Sant Kabeernagar. Since Tuesday, four people died due to heavy rains and lightning. According to the relief commissioner's office, Sharda river has breached the danger mark in Lakhimpur. The strong flow of the river has turned several hectares of agriculture land into swamps.


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