Bihar: Over 70,000 affected by floods in Darbhanga

| Updated: Jul 30, 2016 23:03 IST

Darbhanga (Bihar), July 30 (ANI): Over 70, 000 people have been affected by floods in Bihar's Darbhanga district, even as incessant rains continue to wreak havoc and throw normal life out of gear in several parts of the country. People were seen fleeing homes on boats with their belongings to safer location, as most water bodies in the region were deluged. As per reports, worst flood-affected districts are Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria, Supaul, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Madhepura and Darbhanga. The flood water is said to have entered nearly 1,400 villages. Earlier this week, alerts were issued in East Champaran, West Champaran, Muzaffarpur and Vaishali districts of Bihar following heavy rain in catchment areas of Nepal. Meanwhile, Assam too has been struggling with floods with around 16 lakh people of 19 districts of the state affected as the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries continue to rise. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today took an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga in Assam. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh also accompanied the Home Minister. The affected districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Darrang, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Biswanath, Kamrup Metropolitan, Chirang, Nagaon, Kamrup and South Kamrup. (ANI)