Rivers flowing above danger level in Jamshedpur
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Last Updated: Friday, September 09, 2011, 20:15
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.


First Published: Friday, September 09, 2011, 20:15

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