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14 die in Bihar flood, over 20 lakh affected

india Updated: Jul 27, 2007 18:20 IST

At least 14 people have died in the current spell of flood in Bihar which has wreaked havoc in 11 districts with several major rivers Ganga, Punpun, Bagmati, Kosi, Burhi Gandak and Adhwara in spate, officials said on Friday.

Over two million people of nearly 300 villages in Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Saharsa, East Champaran, Supaul, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Patna, Katihar and Bhagalpur were affected in the calamities as swollen Kosi, Bagmati, Burhi Gandak, originating from Nepal, submerged adjacent areas.

A Madhubani report said the embankments of Bhutahi Balan and Dhaus rivers were breached near Phulparas flooding new areas.

Train services on Ghoghardiha-Nirmali section has been disrupted with flood waters overtopping the track near Kishnopatti village. Road communication between Madhvapur block and sub-divisional headquarter Benipatti has also been snapped.

In Bhagalpur, incessant rains in the past one week led to flooding of several villages and the train services on Bhagalpur-Mandarhill section got disrupted due to overtopping of tracks.

Twelve deaths, during the current spate of flood, were reported from Bhagalpur alone, disaster management department sources said. Two others deaths, caused by flood, were reported from Darbhanga and Sitamarhi districts.