All the rivers in the region have been in spate due to heavy rains in Nepal and North Bihar for 24 hours. Another small hill coming from Nepal is causing havoc. Many urban areas have also been affected by the floods. The embankments and ring dams of the major rivers of the area are under increased threat. The rains have created havoc in rural areas. More than 50 thousand population of 7 districts have been affected by the floods caused by rain.
The northern embankment of Triveni canal near Dharampur village in Sikta broke, due to which the water is moving rapidly towards the surrounding villages. 2.35 lakh cusecs of water was released from Valmikinagar Barrage. Gandak’s water has penetrated four villages, including the SSB camp in Valmikinagar. Here, the newly constructed culvert of the road connecting Basavariya village of Motihari to the village of Bhohar and Kavaiya etc. broke in the afternoon. This culvert could not withstand the pressure of the Aruna river coming from Nepal.
Water Logging in Sitamarhi Sadar Hospital
In Sitamarhi, there has been a water logging crisis in residential areas including Court Bazaar, Main Road, and Mandal Kara and Sadar Hospital premises in Dumra have also risen by two to three feet. In Sitamarhi, the water level of all rivers including Bagmati, Adhwara is near danger. The erosion has started in the dam near Kamsar village in Balsar from Bagmati.
Four feet of water has climbed on the Asraha, Khirma, Asraha-Hajipur, Khirma-Barhi and Nnaura-Mahmadpur routes of Darbhanga. At the same time, three girls have died in Purnahia village due to drowning in a water filled pit in Shivhar. The incident caused chaos in the village.
Fifty Thousand Population Affected
Nearly 50 thousand population of Betia, Motihari, Darbhanga, Sitamarhi, Shivhar, Madhubani and Muzaffarpur districts have been affected by the floods in 24 hours. The teams of Water Resources Department and Disaster Department have been alerted in view of the trend of rivers.
One side of the approach road of Pilkhi bridge at Muraul in Muzaffarpur collapsed. The villagers have surrounded the dangerous spot with the bamboo bat. If the approach road is completely cut off, Sakra and Muraul will also lose the links of Bandra, Katra and Gaighat with Madhubani, Sitamadhi and Darbhanga districts. Bagmati, Budhi Gandak, Gandak and Lakhandei are being burnt in the district, which has flooded dozens of villages. Most of the people have left their homes to take shelter in a dam or road.