Four more die in Bihar floods; 12 lakh people affected
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Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2009, 20:24
  
Patna: Four more persons died in the Bihar floods today taking the toll to 29 as the overall flood situation continued to be grim in 11 districts in the state, affecting around 12 lakh people.

Four more persons -- two each in Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur, died in flood fury, official sources said.

At least 12 people have so far died in Darbhanga district alone, followed by Muzaffarpur (eight), two each in Purnia, Kishanganj, Sitamarhi and Madhubani, and Supaul (1), the sources said.

Around 12 lakh people have been affected by floods in more than 1,000 villages spread in 11 districts -- Darbhanga, West Champaran, Gopalganj, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa, Supaul, Madehpura, Katihar, Araria and Purnia.

State Disaster Management sources said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were assisting in the relief and rescue operation.

Central Water Commission sources said most of the major rivers, including Kosi, Mahananda, Kamala Balan, Bagmati and Adhwara group of rivers were still flowing above the danger mark at different places along their course.

The State Water Resources Department maintained that all the embankments within its jurisdiction were "safe"

Bureau Report


First Published: Friday, August 28, 2009, 20:24


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