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Flood situation eases in north

india Updated: Sep 25, 2010 20:49 IST
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The flood situation in north India eased today in the absence of heavy rains as water levels in major rivers started receding except in Uttar Pradesh where six more people perished.

Many areas in Uttar Pradesh were still reeling under floods as major rivers like Ganga, Ramganga and Yamuna are flowing above the danger mark at several places.

Four persons drowned in flood waters in Hardoi district while one each person lost life in Bijnore and Badaun. The fresh casualties have taken the death toll this season to 386.

Meanwhile, people in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana got respite as no rainfall was recorded during the day, easing the flood situation.

The old Yamuna bridge, which was closed to rail traffic due to the rising water level of the river early this week, was reopened. The water-level in Yamuna has come before the danger mark of 204.83 metres.

The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city stood at 33 deg C and 24.1 deg C respectively. The humidity oscillated between 53 and 93 per cent.

In the region comprising Punjab and Haryana, no rainfall was recording during the day though the temperature remained below normal at many places.

The maximum in Chandigarh stood at 31 deg C, two notches below normal, while that of Hisar in Haryana and Amritsar in Punjab settled at 34.1 deg C and 32,5 deg C respectively.