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Monsoon mayhem: Over 160 dead in UP; Waterlogging in Mumbai

Jul 25, 2013 08:45 AM IST India India
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New Delhi: After continuous rain for two days Mumbaikars on Wednesday got some respite from the heavy rainfall. However hours after downpour the city struggles to stay afloat as waterlogging has been reported from several parts of Mumbai. Heavy rainfall from has lead to waterlogging in parts of Hindmata, Grant Road, Napean Sea Road and the Lokhandwala Complex. Nasty traffic snarls were reported in several parts of the city.

Meanwhile monsoon mayhem continues in Uttar Pradesh where death toll in rain related incidents have icreased to 161 as five more people succumbed to death. Major rivers in the state flowed near the red mark on Wednesday. Authorities said that the Ganga river was flowing close to the danger mark in certain areas like Fatehgarh, Kannauj, Kanpur and Ballia.

River Yamuna was also in spate and was perilously close to the danger mark at Mavi and Prayag Ghat in Mathura, the Water Commission said.

There is some relief for Andhra Pradesh as rains have subsided after a week of heavy downpour. Meanwhile death toll in the state increased to 19 after one person was washed away on Wednesday. Heavy rains have also resulted in loss of life and damage to crops. Chief Minister Kiran Reddy on Tuesday reviewed the situation in the state and asked for the relief measures to be continued.

(With additional inputs from PTI)

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