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Updated: September 26, 2010 20:31 IST

Water levels recede across north India; 6 more die in UP

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Flood-affected people shift to safer places at Diyara village in Bihar on Saturday. Northern India has experienced unprecedented rain since August, according to the Meteorological Department.
AP Flood-affected people shift to safer places at Diyara village in Bihar on Saturday. Northern India has experienced unprecedented rain since August, according to the Meteorological Department.

Flood situation in north India improved further on Sunday with rains staying away for the second day in succession and water level in major rivers coming down, except in Uttar Pradesh where six more people perished.

With the latest deaths, the toll in Uttar Pradesh from floods rose to 392. Rivers like Ganga and Yamuna are still flowing above danger mark at Gumatia, Kanpur, Mathura, Etawah and Agra.

However, the situation eased in many parts, including Bareilly, in the absence of rains.

In the national capital, with the rains keeping away, water level in Yamuna further receded and the affected people have started coming back and building settlements on the river bank.

In Himachal Pradesh too, the monsoon showed signs of withdrawing, however, normalcy is yet to return in several parts of the state with traffic through interior roads still disrupted at many places. Una recorded a maximum temperature of 32.6 deg C while that in the state capital Shimla settled at 23.6 deg C.

In the states of Punjab and Haryana, the weather remained dry though mercury stayed below normal at several places. Hisar was the hottest at 35 deg C while the high in Amritsar and Chandigarh settled at 32.9 deg C and 31.5 deg C respectively.

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