Rain causes havoc in seven UP districts
Uttar Pradesh

Rain causes havoc in seven UP districts

Rains continued to wreck havoc in most parts of Uttar Pradesh, with flooding reported from seven districts, an official said on Tuesday..

Rains have been battering most parts of UP since the past 10 days and rivers in many districts are in spate and evacuation has been ordered in vast parts of low-lying areas.

Heavy rains lashed Lucknow on Tuesday morning with water logging and traffic snarls reported from many parts and it has been raining continuously in Barabanki and Hardoi for over 24 hours, leading to flood-like situation at most places. Low-lying areas in Ambedkarnagar is on the alert as the Ghaghra river has inundated its banks.

Ghaghra's water have entered many villages in Mau, Azamgarh and Ballia. and the Ganga river in Ballia and Sai river in Jaunpur are also in spate and are endangering the large population living on the banks, an official said.

The Rapta bridge has collapsed in Kerakat in Jaunpur, wrecking havoc in nearby areas. More than a dozen villages in Bairiya tehsil of Ballia are also inundated. The water level in the Gomti is also rising. and low-lying areas in Allahabad have been submerged.