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Several scores killed in fresh India floods

Flooding and heavy rains have killed over 100 people in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Officials say railway traffic, vehicular movement, healthcare services, schools and power supply have been disrupted in both states.

 

According to a report by the Uttar Pradesh government, ninety-three  people have died since Thursday.

In eastern Uttar Pradesh, flooding caused officials to relocate more than 500 prisoners from the Ballia district jail to other prisons after water entered three buildings.

The BBC reported the Additional District Magistrate as saying officials were awaiting permission to move all of the prison’s 850 inmates to Azamgarh jail, which is about 120 kilometres away.

In Bihar, the death toll has reached twenty-nine, and according to the state disaster management authority, its main city, Patna, has been hardest-hit.

The state’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi and his family were on Monday rescued from their flooded home, the ANI news agency reported.

Patna has been inundated by rain since Friday, submerging many residential areas.

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