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5 million hit by floods in Bihar

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | July 13, 2004 13:37 IST
Last Updated: July 13, 2004 13:54 IST

Thirty-four persons have lost their lives in floods, which have affected over five million people in Bihar.

They have damaged several dams and affected nearly 2,000 villages in the northern parts of the State. Most of the deaths were reported from Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur and Seohar districts.


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According to the Central Water Commission, the water level in major rivers - Ganga, Sone, Punpun, Ghaghra, Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Kamla Balan, Kosi, Mahananda and Adhwara - continue to rise.

Flood waters have destroyed crops in thousands of acres and inundated roads in several places. An alert has been sounded and the army has been called in for relief and rescue operations.

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laloo was the one who opposed to the river water linking project saying he would never share the water of river ganga with anybody.. OK ...

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It is certain that in every mansoon there will be floods in Bihar, Assam. Rivers the Gangages, Sone in Bihar and Brhamputra in Assam shall ...

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