Bihar floods: Rivers recede, over 2 lakh affected
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 19:23
Patna: The overall flood situation in Bihar eased on Tuesday with rivers Sone and Ganga receding even as over two lakh people continued to reel under the recent spell of floods in different districts of the state.

The water level of Ganges receded though the river continued to flow 44 cm and 36 cm above the danger mark at Gandhi Ghat (Patna) and Hathidah, respectively.

Similarly, the Sone too maintained receding trend but the river was still flowing 44 cm above the danger mark at Maner in Patna district, a Central Water Commission report said.

Rohtas, Aurangabad, Saran and Bhojpur districts have been severely affected by the floods.

Official sources said Rohtas was the worst-hit district because of floods where several villages under Nauhatta, Rohtas, Tilathu, Dehri And Akodhi Gola blocks were inundated due to flood following discharge of 2.22 lakh cusec water from Indrapuri Barrage at Tilauthu in river Sone.

So far, 1008 people have been safely evacuated while National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were engaged to evacuate some more people trapped in the villages to safer places, official sources said.

Around 50,000 people were affected by floods in the district where situation was stated to be under control, they said, adding the flood waters entered several villages in Rohtas.

The flood water of the Ganges submerged the National Highway near Doriganj in Saran district affecting road traffic between Patna and Gopalgaj for several hours.

More than 1.5 lakh people have been affected by flash floods following rise in water level of the Ganges and Saryu in Dighwara, Chapra (Sadar), Sonepur and Riviliganj blocks.

CWC sources said other rivers like Burhi Gandak, Gandak, Kosi and Bagmati were flowing below the danger mark along their course in Bihar.


First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 19:23

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