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On August 10, the rain-fed Baradaha River began to swell. Earlier that month, heavy rains had lashed several parts of Uttar Pradesh, particularly eastern UP and Bundelkhand. Water-levels in the Yamuna, Ken and Mandakini neared the danger mark. Giduraha village, situated beyond the Baradaha in a remote, dacoit-infested corner of Chitrakoot district, Bundelkhand, was cut-off. Low lying bridges called raptas, which connect the village to the rest of the district, were submerged, swiftly turning Giduraha into an island. The lone auto, which plied twice every day, stopped its service. For the next four weeks, the village was inaccessible....