Flood situation worsens in eastern parts of Bihar

| Updated: Aug 28, 2016 13:52 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): The flood situation in Bihar has worsened in the eastern parts of Bihar, and the worst affected districts of the state are Bhagalpur, Khagaria and Munger. Over 34 lakh people are reeling under the impact of the floods. According to the Central Water Commission, the waters of the River Burhi Gandak are flowing above danger mark at Khagaria. The River Ganga is maintaining a rising trend at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur and is flowing above the danger mark. The River Punpun is also flowing above danger mark at Sripalpur. Flood waters have entered the Naugachia divisional jail. Over 200 inmates of this jail are being shifted to the Bhagalpur central jail. The local court of Naugachia has also been flooded. Flood waters have breached several places on National Highway 80, affecting the movement of vehicular traffic. The surging waters have entered over a dozen panchayats that fall under the jurisdiction of the Kursaila block of Katihar district. Low lying areas of Munger and Khagaria are also inundated. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 21 flood rescue teams in Bihar. As per reports, these rescue teams have evacuated more than 1,748 marooned people to safer places in Bihar. The teams are also distributing relief materials and providing medical care to 130 stranded people. (ANI)