Flood situation remains grim in Bahraich, another child drowns
Flood scenario continued to remain grim in Mahsi, Qaiserganj and Nanpara tehsils of the district owing to heavy rainfall and discharge of water from different barrageslucknow Updated: Aug 08, 2017 15:27 IST
One more child drowned even as flood scenario continued to remain grim in Mahsi, Qaiserganj and Nanpara tehsils of the district owing to heavy rainfall and discharge of water from different barrages on Monday.
Sitesh Singh, 5, drowned in the floodwater in a sugarcane field in Dharehra Nakdilpur village of Mahsi tehsil on Sunday evening. A 12-year-old girl drowned in floodwaters in Ghodhaiya village of Qaiserganj tehsil on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Ghagra river is still flowing above the danger level mark at various points while level of the Saryu and the Sharda rivers is also rising.
On Monday, 2,36,770 cusec water was discharged from Girjapuri, Gopia and Sharda barrages into the Ghagra, the Saryu and the Sharda rivers. A report provided by the disaster management centre said the Ghaghra was flowing 63 cm above the danger mark at Elgin Bridge and .65 cm above the danger mark at the Ghoor Devi point. A total 77 villages were still in grip of flood waters in Mahsi and Qaiserganj tehsils.
In Mahsi tehsil, Golaganj, Qayampur, Pipri, Baundi, Nakdilpur, Barua Behar and Pure Prasad Singh villages are the worst affected where floodwater has rendered thousands of people homeless. Similar is the situation in Qaiserganj tehsil. Meanwhile, flood outposts have been increased from 22 to 25. Number of boats pressed for relief and rescue work has been increased from 89 to 92. Besides, two motorboats have also been pressed into service to rescue those trapped in flooded areas.
District magistrate Ajay Deep Singh along with ADM Santosh Kumar Ray visited flood affected Golaganj, Pipri, and Qayampur villages in Mahsi tehsil and reviewed the situation there.
The National disaster response force (NDRF) team commander Sanjeev Kumar said the team rescued more than 400 people in Mahsi and Qaiserganj tehsils.
The DM said food grains and lunch packets were being provided to the affected people. Besides, many medical teams had been sent to flood-hit areas for chlorination and to provide medical assistance to those suffering from any ailment in view of the flood. The DM said sub divisional magistrates, tehsildars and other concerned officials were directed to remain alert and keep tabs on the flood situation.
Shariq Rais Siddiqui