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In pics: UP districts overwhelmed as swollen rivers breach embankments

Large swathes of Varanasi and Gonda were inundated by floodwaters from the Ganga and Ghaghra rivers, which have been flowing above the danger mark.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2016 20:05 IST
HT Correspondent
A local wades through neck-deep water in Nagwa area of Varanasi on Saturday.
A local wades through neck-deep water in Nagwa area of Varanasi on Saturday.(Adarsh Gupta/HT Photo)

Incessant rainfall turned the flood situation worse in the Bundelkhand region as well as in the districts along the Ganga River on Saturday, as fresh areas were flooded in Allahabad, Varanasi, Ghazipur, Gonda and Ballia districts were overwhelmed.

Around 14 people have died in incidents of house collapse and drowning in various districts, and nearly 7,000 families have been affected by the flood in different areas along the rivers.

Here’s a look at the dire situation:

Residents use boats to leave the flooded Nagwa area in Varanasi on Saturday. (Adarsh Gupta/HT Photo)
Water from the Ganga has inundated the Nagwa area in Varanasi. (Adarsh Gupta/HT Photo)
Locals are forced to rely on makeshift boats at Assi road in Varanasi. (Adarsh Gupta/HT Photo)
Traffic grinds to a halt on Assi road in Varanasi. (Adarsh Gupta/HT Photo)
Villages flooded in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh after the swollen Ghaghra river caused a breach in the Elgin-Charsadi embankment. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)
Villages flooded in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh after the swollen Ghaghra river caused a breach in the Elgin-Charsadi embankment. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)
Villages flooded in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh after the swollen Ghaghra river caused a breach in the Elgin-Charsadi embankment. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)
The swollen Ghaghra river caused a breach in the Elgin-Charsadi embankment. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)
The swollen Ghaghra river caused a breach in the Elgin-Charsadi embankment and flooded farmlands. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)
The swollen Ghaghra river caused a breach in the Elgin-Charsadi embankment and flooded farmlands. (Ashok Dutta/HT Photo)