Flood in Bihar reaches alarming heights again

Flood situation in Bihar has again reached alarming state after the Lakhandei river breached its embankment at three places.In Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi, over hundred villages have submerged after a small bund was overflowed by the river.Around four people have also been reported to be killed in the flood and the traffic remains suspended from Sitamarhi to Muzaffarpur, Sursand, Sonbarsa, Sheohar and Pupri
This is unusual flood in Bihar as the most of the rivers cause flood during June-August months.
The flood waters of the Bagmati and its tributaries, Lakhandei and Manusmara, have submerged more than 10,000 houses of 14 villages under the Muzaffarpur’s Aurai block area. Villagers have taken shelter on the two main embankments of the Bagmati Project nearby. The surging Bagmati water overtopped the Aurai-Katra road at Bishanpur Mushahari village on Tuesday morning.

In Nalanda, the swollen Lokayan has submerged the western side of Hilsa block area. Telephone and mobile links are snapped while water has entered thousands of buildings, including schools. Standing crops on hundreds of acres have been destroyed.

In Bhojpur people have heaved sigh of relief with the Sone and Ganga receding. In Begusarai also, the Ganga showed receding trend. However, about 20,000 people of four panchayats in Balia subdivision have also been affected by the floods.