Torrential rain in Nepal brings flood in Northern Bihar
 Source : Agencies  Date : 28-Jul-2016

Patna, July 28: Heavy rainfall in Nepal leads to a condition which is getting worst in various parts of Northern Bihar as floods has affected lacs of people residing nearby areas of Gandak and Kosi river. Due to heavy rains in the Himalayan Kingdom, several districts in Bihar, neighbouring Nepal have been hit by flood, displacing many. Nepal on Tuesday discharged 3.5 lakh cusec of water into the Gandak river which has made the situation worst in Bihar.
Dozens of people including women and children have been killed in the floods. 1400 villages have been affected by flood till now. Several people have managed to save their lives escaping from the area on time but many are still trapped and most of them not willing to leave their houses and move to safer places.

Till now the eight districts of Bihar including Kishanganj, Purnia, Saharsha and Supaul are facing floods in larger areas. The government has opened 65 relief camps, and teams of the NDRF and the SDRF have been sent there,” said Vyasji, Principal Secretary of the Disaster Management Department.

The Kishanganj district administration has appealed to the people to move to safer places as soon as possible. The level in the Kosi, Gandak, Bagmati and Ganga has risen, threatening to maroon more villages. Whereas, Water Resources Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh said all barrages and embankments in the affected areas were safe, and officials were mounting vigil.

Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar on Monday met officials of the Water Resources and Disaster Management Departments and directed them to undertake an aerial survey of the affected areas to plan relief and rescue. Meanwhile looking to the conditions, warning has been issue by officials in several areas of Uttar Pradesh and other nearby areas.