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Bihar flood situation grim, 325 die

india Updated: Aug 19, 2007 15:13 IST
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The overall flood situation in Bihar continued to remain grim on Sunday with major rivers maintaining a rising trend and flowing above the danger mark even as the death toll in the current spell mounted to 325.

The situation worsened following heavy rains in the catchment areas of several rivers, including the Ganga, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Kosi, Adhwara group of rivers and Gandak.

Water level in all these rivers was rising and there was no sign of improvement in the situation in the next 48 hours, Central Water Commission sources said.

The met office has predicted heavy rains in the catchment of these rivers and the upper catchment areas of river Sone.

The Ganges, which was flowing 38 cm and 97 cm above the danger level at Kahalgaon and Sahebganj respectively, is likely to rise further by 18 cms and 11 cms by this evening. The water level of Gandak is also likely to increase by 29 cms and 32 cms at Chakia and Rewaghat respectively.

Similarly, the Burhi Gandak, Kosi, Bagmati and Adhwara group of rivers, all flowing above danger mark, were likely to rise further at different places.