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Bihar flood toll rises to 6 with two more deaths

Two children on Thursday drowned in flood waters in Bihar taking the toll to six as the overall situation remained unchanged with major rivers flowing above the danger mark, officials said.



Patna: Two children on Thursday drowned in flood
waters in Bihar taking the toll to six as the overall
situation remained unchanged with major rivers flowing above
the danger mark, officials said.

Two children drowned in Turhut canal at Gamharia village
in East Champaran district today following rise in the water
level, they said.
Central Water Commission report said major rivers like
Bagmati, Kosi, Ganga, Gandak and Mahananda were maintaining
rising trend.

While Bagmati was flowing 60 cm above the red mark at
Benibad, the river was likely to swell further with rise in
its water level, the report said.

Similarly, the Kosi was flowing above the danger mark at
Basua and Baltara with forecast of further rise in its water
level.

The Ganga was flowing 29 cm above the danger mark
at Sahebganj, while Gandak, Burhi Gandak and Mahananda and
Adhwara group of rivers were maintaining rising trend, the
report said.
Over 100 villages were affected by the floods in
Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj districts, the officials
said.

Disaster Management officials said a 33-member National
Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was camping in Saharsa
with four boats.

PTI

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