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Flood situation worsens in Assam and Bihar

Several rivers and its tributaries rose menancingly in Assam and Bihar as the flood situation in the two states turned grave inundating large number of villages and rendering hundreds homeless.

india Updated: Jul 01, 2003 10:28 IST

Several rivers and its tributaries rose menancingly in Assam and Bihar as the flood situation in the two states turned grave on Monday inundating large number of villages and rendering hundreds homeless.

The mighty Brahmaputra river and its tributaries in Assam maintained a rising trend and was flowing above the danger mark in Majuli, the world's largest river island.

In Sonitpur district of the state, Jiabhorolig river, a major tributary of the Brahmapurta, was flowing above the danger level submerging vast areas in thickly populated Samdhara, Dikoraijan, Napaam and Borghat districts.

Hundereds of people were rendered homeless in ten districts of Assam as swirling flood waters inundated vast areas in the plains.

More than four lakh people have been affected in the current wave of floods in the state.

In Bihar, Kosi, Bagmati, Kamla Balan and Adhwara rivers crossed the danger mark at various points along their course.

First Published: Jul 01, 2003 10:28 IST