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Several areas in Delhi flooded

New Delhi: Several areas in east Delhi were flooded as the water level in the Yamuna river continued to rise dangerously, threatening to submerge more low-lying areas.

The water level in the river rose to 206.60 metre, 177 cm above the danger mark of 204.83 metre and is likely to go up further as neighbouring Haryana would release more water today in the river, a senior official of the flood control department said.

Haryana is expected to release 30,000 cusecs of water in to the Yamuna today. Authorities said the water level in the river is expected to rise to 206.85 metre by 2 pm.

Some low-lying areas near the river, including Garhi Mandu, Usmanpur Pusta, Jagatpur Village and Shastri Nagar, were inundated by the rising water. Areas near the ISBT were also flooded, prompting thousands of people to stake shelter in government relief camps and in higher areas.

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