UP floods: 14 dead as rising Ganga, more rains play havoc in Kanpur region
Rising Ganga and incessant rains have claimed 14 lives and caused widespread havoc in Kanpur region since Tuesday night . Five people were killed in separate incidents of house collapse in Unnao, four died in Hardoi, two in Kanpur, one each in Etawah and Fatehpur. A child died in Kannauj after falling in an overflowing drain.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will visit flood-affected Bhagwant Nagar in Unnao on Thursday. He will be accompanied by assembly speaker and MLA from Bahgwant Nagar, Hriday Narayan Dixit. The CM will land in Buxar in the morning, said ADM Unnao Prabhu Dayal.
The Ganga is flowing above the danger mark in Unnao, Kanpur and Fatehpur. Its tributaries were equally furious in Kannauj and Farrukhabad where hundreds of villages have been affected. The administration has sealed the Farrukhabad-Badayun road.
Continuous downpour has aggravated the situation further in all these districts. Kanpur alone received 103 mm rainfall in eight hours since Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
The water level of Pandu river in South Kanpur and Chambal in Etawah has been rising sharply. The rising water has submerged about 2,000 bighas of land. The exodus of people has registered a sharp increase in Kanpur, Fatehpur and Unnao where at least 8, 000 people have moved out.