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Flood situation worsens in Allahabad, Army put on alert

Thousands of the natives had to been evacuated while the Allahabad Commissioner Rajan Shukla and District Magistarte Sanjay Kumar did several sorties in a chopper to take stock of the situation. Some water animals including alligators are seen on the river bed much to the curiosity of public

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 22 Aug 2016 6:36 AM GMT

Flood situation worsens in Allahabad, Army put on alert
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Allahabad: The floods water have entered many residential localities in Allahabad while the sprawling Kumbh area on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of holy river of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, has already been under waters as both the major rivers are flowing above the danger marks in the Sangam city.

Round the clock relief and rescue operations are underway, the army has been put on alert and the district administration has ordered closure of all the educational institutions for two days in view of the floods. The relief and evacuation work has been in the place using two helicopters and over one hundred country boats while the District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar is personally supervising the relief and rescue work.

The flooding Ganga and Yamuna entered various residential areas of the district including Phaphamau, Rajapur colony and Naini on the outskirts. The Kumbh mela area is submerged in the water with several temples including the revered Hanuman temple are under water around Sangam. Some water animals including alligators are seen on the river bed much to the curiosity of public.

Thousands of the natives had to be evacuated while the Allahabad Commissioner Rajan Shukla and District Magistarte Sanjay Kumar did several sorties in a chopper to take stock of the situation.

Ganga in Phaphamau, and Chatnaag and Yamuna in Naini have already been flowing above the red mark while both the rivers are showing rising trend and likely to rise further during the next two days. Over one hundred boats have been plied in the flooded areas while about one lakh of population was said to be affected, DM Sanjay Kumar said.

Two helicopters are being used for relief and rescue work while food packets are also being air dropped in rural areas of the district.

See pictures of 'Allahabad submerged in water' here:

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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