Bihar flood situation worsens in 3 districts

The flood situation worsened in three districts of Bihar where the toll rose to 98 after two more deaths, official sources said.

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2011, 20:18 PM IST

Patna: The flood situation on Saturday worsened in
three districts of Bihar where the toll rose to 98 after two
more deaths, official sources said.

The deceased drowned in flood waters at Kamtaul and
Brahmpur in Darbhanga district, official sources said.

Of the 98 deaths, 14 were reported from Bhagalpur, 12
from Bhojpur, 10 from Samastipur, 9 from Saharsa and 11 from
Begusarai and eight each in West Champaran and Lakhisarai.
Six persons each died in Khagaria and Madhubani
districts, four in Vaishali, three in Madhepura, two each in
Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur districts, one each in Patna, Purnea
and Supaul, they said.

The situation worsened in Madhubani, Sitamarhi and
Darbhanga districts following rains in the catchment areas of
the Adhwara group of rivers in Bihar and Nepal.
More than 150 villages were affected by floods in
Kamtaul, Gaurabauram, Jale, Bahadurpur, Hanuman Nagar, Keoti,
Darbhanga Sadar and Singhwara of Darbhanga district.

Sources said Bagmati and Khiroi rivers breached the Neema
embankment under Hanuman Nagar block in the district leading
to disruption of vehicular traffic between Darbhanga and
Samastipur.

PTI