However, the government is yet to help villagers who have been deprived of their livelihood due to waters claiming their lands. Ten rivers in the state Sharda, Ghaghra, Ramganga, Ganga, Yamuna, Betwa, Kain, Gomti, Sai and Saryu are in spate and have devastate large areas.

The Gomti river has flooded many villages in Sitapur, Lucknow and Sultanpur, while the Sai river has wreaked havoc in parts of Lucknow and Rae Bareilly. Ghaghra and Saryu river water has gushed into villages in Barabanki, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Basti, Kushinagar, Bahraich, Gonda and Shravasti.

Officials put the number of cattle deaths at 478 and said that several acres of agricultural land in 15 districts have been inundated.

(Agencies)

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