Floods in six Bihar districts

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 21:47

Patna: Floods triggered by heavy rains in Nepal have affected 158 panchayats spread over six districts in Bihar and affected 1.53 lakh people, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told the state legislative council on Wednesday.

Large areas in Gopalganj were submerged due to erosion by Gandak river, while Bagmati river had flooded Aurai and Katara blocks of Muzaffarpur, he said.

Kumar said 369 boats were engaged in relief and rescue operations.
The authorities have distributed 678 quintals of foodgrains, 678 metre polythene sheets and Rs 10.88 lakh in cash for relief of the flood-affected people, he added.

First Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 21:47

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