Lucknow: Fresh rains were received in some parts of Uttar Pradesh after which major rivers, including Ganga, Sharda and Ghaghra, continued to rise and were flowing near their danger mark.

The Ganga was rising at Ankinghat, Dalmau, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Varanasi and Ghazipur areas, Central Water Commission said.

If water level continues to rise for the next two-three days, it could lead to a critical situation. In Kanpur, the Ganga is flowing 70 cm above the danger mark (113 metre). In Farrukhabad, water level in Ganga is very close to the danger mark. The local administrations at different cities have evacuated several villages.

In Hardoi, the water of Gang has crossed the danger mark after which several villages in the lower division have submerged. In Kannauj, the river is flowing very close to the danger mark.

According to Central Water Commission, the water level of Ganga river in Varanasi is increasing 3 to 4 cm per hour.

The river Yamuna was rising along its course at Naini in Allahabad, whereas Sharda was rising in Lakhimpur Kheri and was flowing above danger mark at Paliankalan.

Ghaghra was flowing near danger mark in Barabanki, Ayodhya and Turtipaar in Ballia district. Birdghat in Gorakhpur received 55 mm of rainfall, while Kakadhari got 28 mm. 97.4 mm was received by Dabari and 76.4 mm by Fathgarh.


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