Jamshedpur: Swarnarekha and Kharkhai rivers
are flowing above their danger marks in this steel city Friday as incessant rains since Wednesday submerged about 30 houses in the low-lying areas.
The water levels of the two rivers were also pushed up as
sluice gates neighbouring Mayurbhanj district of Orissa were
opened, Dalbhun sub-divisional officer Subodh Kumar said.
Kharkhai is flowing at 131.25 m against the danger level
of 129 m, while Swarnarekha was flowing at 121.08 m against
the danger level of 121.05 m, official sources said.
There was, however no report of any loss of life due to
the flood-like situation and East Singhbhum district
administration has shifted the affected families living in
low-lying areas of Bagbera to a nearby primary school building
during the day, Kumar said.
The administration has appealed to others living in
low-lying areas to shift to safer places in view of the rising
water levels of the two rivers.
Local NGOs like Bagbera Mahanagar Vikas Samity have lent
a helping hand to the affected.