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One million affected by floods in Bihar, 39 die

Around one million people continue to reel under the impact of recent floods in eight districts of Bihar where 39 people have so far died, while there is no let up in the situation with major rivers in the spate.



Patna: Around one million people continue to
reel under the impact of recent floods in eight districts of
Bihar where 39 people have so far died, while there is no let
up in the situation with major rivers in the spate.

According to Disaster Management Department Control
room`s bulletin issued today, the floods have so far claimed
39 lives during the past over one month.

While 28 people met their watery grave as boats sank in
rivers in different places in these flood-hit districts, 11
were drowned in the flash floods caused by swollen rivers, the
bulletin said.

Around one million people continued to reel under the
impact of the floods in 462 villages spread over 193
panchayats in the districts of Gopalganj, Saharsa, Supaul,
Muzaffarpur, Katihar, Madhubani, Purnia and West Champaran,
official sources said.

The authorities have as on date made available 6,613
quintals of rice/wheat, distributed cash worth Rs 25.03 lakh,
match boxes numbering around 20,000, besides 12,705 metres of
polythene sheets to the affected people in the districts, they
said.

The Central Water Commission sources said most rivers in
Bihar were flowing above the danger level in various places
along their course in Bihar.

While Ganga was flowing 15 cm, 27 cm, 52 cm and 67 cm
above the danger mark at Gandhighat, Kahalgaon, Sahebganj and
Farakka respectively, Ghaghra`s water level was 14 cm and 36
cm above the danger mark at Barauli and Bhangpursiswan.

Similarly, Burhi Gandak was flowing 15 cm above the red
mark at Khagaria, while Bagmati was flowing 79 cm above the
danger level at Hayaghat and Kosi 38 cm, 120 cm and 48 cm
above the danger mark at Basua, Baltara and Kursela districts
in Bihar, the commission said.

PTI

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