More than two hundred people have died so far in floods in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
TV AND GV Partly submerged houses in Uttar Pradesh, India (2 shots)
LV Flooded homes, some with water up to roof (4 shots)
LV Man on roof watches as people wade through water (2 shots)
GV PAN FROM Flooded village TO Refugee camp on roadside
SV AND CU People receiving food (3 shots)
GV Refugee camp
SV People being rowed to safety
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Background: More than two hundred people have died so far in floods in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The monsoonal floods have killed dozens more in other Indian states.
SYNOPSIS: Floods in Uttar Pradesh have affected five million people and inundated an area of about two million acres (800-thousand hectares) half of it cultivated land. Some 90-thousand houses in nearly nine thousand villages have been damaged and property worth 16-million dollars has been destroyed.
The swollen River Gomti is likely to flood rich residential areas in the capital, Lucknow, as well as these surrounding villages. The state's chief minister says he will asked the national government to sanction an immediate grant of 27-and-a-half million dollars for relief operations. Already several relief camps have been opened and flood victims have been given foodstuffs and other essential supplies.
The state authorities are working around the clock to evacuate flood victims who are being housed in schools and other government buildings as well as the relief camps.
Elsewhere in India, 250-thousand people have been affected by floods in Assam state and 130-thousand acres (53-thousand hectares) of cultivated land has been inundated.