Patna: Alert was sounded after two persons
died as the overall flood situation aggravated Monday in Bihar`s Gopalganj, Sitamarhi and Muzaffarpur districts with rivers maintaining rising trends.
"We have sounded alert across the state with aggravation
of flood threat with heavy rains in the catchment areas of
major rivers," Bihar Water Resource Minister Vijay Kumar
Choudhary told reporters.
Two youths drowned while crossing the swollen Budhi
Gandak river at a place under Bachhbaria police station in
West Champaran district, Choudhary said, adding the state
government would provide a compensation of Rs one lakh to
bereaved families of each of the deceased.
Swirling flood waters have inundated several villages
under Bagha sub-division in the district, officials said.
The flood waters also entered a portion of Balmiknagar
Tiger Reserve in the district, they said, adding the flash
floods occurred because of heavy discharge of water in
Around two lakh cusecs of water was discharged in the barrage this afternoon, they said.
Gopalganj District Magistrate Pankaj Kumar said over 50
villages spread over Manjha, Gopalganj, Baraui and Sidhaulia
blocks were inundated by flash floods caused by heavy rainfall
in the catchment areas of Burhi Gandak.