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    After the flooding of about a third of the area of Lucknow, capital of the northern Uttar Pradesh state, about 40,000 people have been evacuated to higher ground with the help of the army.

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    After the flooding of about a third of the area of Lucknow, capital of the northern Uttar Pradesh state, about 40,000 people have been evacuated to higher ground with the help of the army.

    Thirty-three people are reported to have died in the past four days, and the total in Uttar Pradesh state in the heavy rains and floods of the past two months is put at 330.

    The film is the first to reach Visnews showing scenes in one of the 18 camps opened by the Indian Government on higher ground near Lucknow.

    SYNOPSIS: The Northern Indian city of Lucknow, which has been flooded over more than a third of its area by the river Gomati, faced renewed threats of flooding on Friday. Already several feet above the danger level, the river began to rise again on Thursday night after remaining steady for 12 hours.

    About 40,000 people have been evacuated to higher ground in Lucknow, with the help of the army. Thirty-three people are reported to have died in the past four days, and the total in Uttar Pradesh state in the heavy rains and floods of the past tow months is put at 330. At least 150,000 people have already been affected by the worst floods for ten years in the city, which is the capital Uttar Pradesh state. This is one of the first films made of the evacuation camps opened by the Indian Government. Eighteen of them have been receiving the evacuees.

    The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mr. Kamlapathi Tripathi has appealed to Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi for massive aid from the central Government to fight the monsoon floods. Uttar Pradesh's approach follows a protest from the neighbouring state of Bihar that the central Government allocation for flood relief in Bihar was inadequate. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are only two units in a great are of states across 1,000 miles (1,600 Kms) of northern and north-eastern India affected by floods.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABGRDZFUY80WPQF1R6HI9NV7CW
    Media URN:
    VLVABGRDZFUY80WPQF1R6HI9NV7CW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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