Patna:  Incessant rainfall in the border areas of Nepal has triggered off flood in many regions of the Bihar. Thousands of houses are inundated with river water and expansive stretches of agricultural land has been swallowed by the flood.

Daula Panchayat of Kishanganj district is the worst affected area. A road stretch of 100 metres has been cut off by flood water.  As the water level of River Mahananda continues to rise, the danger of flood looms largely over the 10 blocks Kishanganj district.

The flood situation remains grim in Katihar region as level of River Ganga has crossed the danger mark.

In more than a dozen of Boraiya block villages of West Champaran region, thousands of houses are inundated with the floodwater. The affected areas are Been Toli, Ghambhirpur, Baijua Yadav Tola, Rakhai and other villages of Baijua Panchayat. The villagers have vacated the low laying regions and have started shifting to adjoining areas.

Vehicular movement has come to a standstill in Benapatti block of Madhubani as the swollen River Parbatta has damaged the bridge.


(JPN/Bureau)