Patna, July 12: At least 15 people have lost their lives in the current wave of flood in Bihar and the situation is likely to worsen with Bagmati and the Burhi Gandak rivers rising menacingly.
Six deaths have been reported from Muzaffarpur, four from Sitamarhi, three from Nawada and two from Darbhanga district.
Bagmati and the Burhi Gandak rivers are rising fast and the floodwater has entered many villages in the districts of Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, east Champaran and west Champaran.
More than 50 villages have been submerged in the flood water under the Aurai block area in Muzaffarpur district.
Low-lying areas of Muzaffarpur have also been affected by the flood water of the swollen Burhi Gandak river. Muzaffarpur-Sitamarhi road has been rendered unoperational owing to the flooding at
Overall the floods have affected 500,000 people. The districts most affected are Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi and Madhubani.
Mild to moderate rains were expected at a few isolated places of the state in the next 24 hours, local met office said.