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Heavy rain in Nepal causes flood alert in Bihar, Koshi above danger level

The incessant rain in Nepal has triggered flood alert in Bihar. Several rivers in North Bihar like Bagmati, Kamla, Gandak among others are now overflowing because of the rain.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 12, 2020 11:35 IST
Nepal heavy rain causes flood alert in Bihar (Representational image)
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Nepal heavy rain causes flood alert in Bihar (Representational image)

The incessant rain in Nepal has triggered flood alert in Bihar. Several rivers in North Bihar like Bagmati, Kamla, Gandak among others are now overflowing because of the rain. Due to this, the chances of potential flooding has increased in districts like Muzzafarpur, Sitamadi, Motihari, Madhubani and Betiya. 

Bihar Floods: Several villages in Muzaffarpur affected

  • More than a dozen villages in Aurai, Madhuban Pratap, Bada Buzurg, Raghopur, Chainpur, Babhangama are submerged as Baghmati river flowed much above the danger level. People in these areas shifted to higher places.
  • More than 300 houses in over a dozen villages have submerged into water. 
  • People have started moving to safer places. 
  • In Katra, the water-level of Bagmati rose to more than 2.5 ft

“The rainfall has been heavy, but the situation is under control. The Water Resources Department (WRD) is monitoring the situation contantly and the DMs have been put on high alert to meet any eventuality," a WRD official said. According to the officials there is thick cloud cover in Nepal and entire north Bihar. 

According to TOI, while Kamla recieved rainfall in the range of  30mm to 67mm, it was in the range of 39.8mm to 101.4mm for Bagmati at four places. 

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