Lucknow, Sep 21 : In a shocking incident, a crocodile entered a house after the water levels of the Ghaghra river rose and the roads were flooded in the Bheera area of Paliyakalan in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
The family members panicked after spotting the crocodile. However, the forest department later caught the reptile and released him in the river. The flood situation in several districts like Prayagraj and Varanasi of eastern Uttar Pradesh is turning serious due to uninterrupted rainfall since the past three days in the region.
Interestingly, the no floods were witnessed in the entire monsoon season. The trapped in floods in Prayagraj and Varanasi are being taken to safe places. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had on Friday conducted a survey of the flood affected areas in Ghazipur, Varanasi and Prayagraj and released Rs 5.50 crore for the people of 19 flood-affected districts of the state.
Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has appealed the BJP workers to extend every possible aid to the flood victims. He said that the government is providing every possible assistance from its level but it is the party workers' responsibility that they come forward to help the people.
The water-level of the Yamuna river is rising continuously in Fatehpur and it is flowing two meters above the danger mark. Seven villages continue to be surrounded by flood waters while a bridge which connects Basadh to Banda district has become dangerous to cross.
Although Ghaghra river's water level is decreasing in Bahraich, flood continues to be a menace. Owing to the floods in Yamuna and Cane river in Banda, dozens of 'kuccha' houses have submerged. (UNI)