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Rivers flowing above danger level in 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.



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.

PTI

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