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Home Minister to visit UP to review flood situation

PTI 21 Aug 2014, 21:10:36 PM IST
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Gorakhpur tomorrow to review the flood situation in Uttar Pradesh.

Singh will make an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts of Balrampur, Bahraich, Gonda, Siddharth Nagar and Basti, an official release said today.

The Home Minister will later hold a meeting with senior officers of the state administration.

Flood situation remained grave in Uttar Pradesh where the toll rose to 89 today with reports of seven more deaths in the state whose eastern parts were worst hit.

Six persons were killed in flood affected areas in Balrampur district, while a 26-year-old youth drowned in Gonda district in the past 24 hours, official sources said.  

The flood affected districts included Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Barabanki, Lakhimpur Khiri, Sitapur, Faizabad, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Azamgarh, Muzaffarnagar and Siddharth Nagar.