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Schools in Allahabad, Varanasi closed

More than 45 areas have been hit by floods and water has entered thousands of homes

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Aug 23 2016 12:16PM | Updated Date: Aug 23 2016 12:18PM

Schools in Allahabad, Varanasi closed

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Flood situation in several parts of Uttar Pradesh has worsened and schools were closed for the next couple of days in Allahabad and Balia, officials said.

 
With water of Ganga river entering Allahabad, district magistrate Sanjay Kumar ordered closure of the schools for the next two days.
 
In Allahabad, Indian Air Force helicopters were being used to drop relief material, food and other commodities in the flood hit areas.
 
More than 45 areas have been hit by the floods and water has entered thousands of homes in Allahabad.
 
All schools in Ballia have been closed till August 27.
 
An embankment here started breaching late on Monday after which the Army was requisitioned and people evacuated.
 
More than 16 lakh people have been affected by the floods in eastern Uttar Pradesh, alone and a huge population was relocated, the official said.
 
At least 200 villages have been affected in Varanasi and 500 houses were under water due to the raging Varuna river.