9 killed after rivers breach banks in UP

Incessant rain in many parts of Uttar Pradesh has destroyed more than two dozen houses in Bacraich after Ghaghara river breached the danger mark and flooded the district. According to latest reports Ghaghara river is flowing 30 cm above the danger mark and has breached banks near the Elginbridge area.
More than two dozen houses in Kayampur area along with a primary school have collapsed due to floods.
Three of a family were killed in Mirzamurad area after a house collapsed. All the stairs at Sheetla Ghat in Varanasi have submerged.
Six from same family were killed in Mirzapur when their car overturned and fell into an overflowing drain. They were travelling to a religious Sufi shrine – Dargah Sharif in Chunar. Low lying areas in Allahabad and Varanasi may submerge as Ganges breached the danger mark on Friday.
The Met department has predicted continuous rain in eastern Uttar Pradesh.NDRF personnel have been deployed in some areas of UP for rescue.

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