Floods in India


Fri, 11/09/2009

Continuous rainfall in the catchment areas of major rivers (Mahananda, Kosi, Kamla , Adhwara group of rivers,Bagmati, Kankai, Donk, Mecchi, Ratua and Bakra) and its tributaries both in Bihar and adjoining country Nepal is causing the prevailing flood situation in seven districts in Bihar. Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur,Katihar, Purnia and Kishanganj are the affected districts so far according to official sources. Media reports state that 11 districts are aff ected by the floods which include West Champaran, Saharsa, Supaul and Gopalganj in addition. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, 1,246,000 people have been affected in the state and 32 human lives have been lost . Media reports state that more that 1.5 million people have been affected and 52 human lives have been lost. Official reports state that 8,100 people have been evacuated .

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