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Varanasi Flooding


A house built by the river which runs through the cantonement area of Varanasi finds itself being flooded in the biggest flood to hit Varanasi in years. Notice that the water level is nearly up to the house doors of the larger pink house. the family has already moved up to the roof.


A couple days or so later the water level is halfway covering the doors.


Now the doors are nearly submerged, as is the smaller white house to the left and the hut in front and the fence.


A crowd gathers at waters edge in a shopping area (near the Ganges river) that has flooded.


A flooded low portion of road near the old city.


View of the Ganges River at flood stage. Most of the area in this photo would be the ghats (steps) which would be well above the river. But here they are completely flooded over. The streetlight is usually on land. Almost no boats at all dare launch out onto the river during the flood, so fast is the current.


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