Photos: Flood situation turns grim in Bihar, thousands affected

Heavy rains in the last three days triggered flash floods in parts of Bihar, where 41 people have died so far, and inundated large areas in Assam and north Bengal, paralysing normal life and snapping rail link to the Northeast from the rest of the country.

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A villager carries grains on a banana raft as he shifts from a flooded village in Araria district of Bihar. Heavy rains in the last three days triggered flash floods in parts of Bihar, where 41 people have died so far, paralysing normal life and snapping rail link to the northeast from the rest of the country. (PTI)

A villager carries grains on a banana raft as he shifts from a flooded village in Araria district of Bihar. Heavy rains in the last three days triggered flash floods in parts of Bihar, where 41 people have died so far, paralysing normal life and snapping rail link to the northeast from the rest of the country. (PTI)

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Aerial view of flood affected areas of Bihar.

Aerial view of flood affected areas of Bihar.

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Flood waters have engulfed areas in Kisanganj, three blocks of Purnea and one block of Katihar damaging roads. (PTI)

Flood waters have engulfed areas in Kisanganj, three blocks of Purnea and one block of Katihar damaging roads. (PTI)

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The Railway Board has decided to cancel all incoming trains from various parts of the country towards northeast region, which were to reach either Katihar or Malda town till 10 am of August 16, 2017, North Eastern Frontier Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said in a statement. (PTI)

The Railway Board has decided to cancel all incoming trains from various parts of the country towards northeast region, which were to reach either Katihar or Malda town till 10 am of August 16, 2017, North Eastern Frontier Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said in a statement. (PTI)

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Nearly 20 lakh have been severely hit in Bihar.The flood situation is likely to worsen with the Met department forecasting heavy to very heavy rain in neighbouring West Bengal, Meghalaya and parts of Assam till Wednesday. (PTI)

Nearly 20 lakh have been severely hit in Bihar.The flood situation is likely to worsen with the Met department forecasting heavy to very heavy rain in neighbouring West Bengal, Meghalaya and parts of Assam till Wednesday. (PTI)

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Eighteen trains have been cancelled since Sunday. According to officials, crops worth crores were damaged and road link to several places had been snapped. (PTI)

Eighteen trains have been cancelled since Sunday. According to officials, crops worth crores were damaged and road link to several places had been snapped. (PTI)

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Flood affected villgers move to safer places at the Narpatganj Block, in Araria district, Bihar. (Aftab Alam Siddiqui / AP)

Flood affected villgers move to safer places at the Narpatganj Block, in Araria district, Bihar. (Aftab Alam Siddiqui / AP)

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A goods train halts on the flooded tracks as railway empolyees inspect the damaged embankment along the Katihar-Guwahati line, in Katihar district of Bihar. (PTI)

A goods train halts on the flooded tracks as railway empolyees inspect the damaged embankment along the Katihar-Guwahati line, in Katihar district of Bihar. (PTI)

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Villagers in a flood-hit area in Katihar district of Bihar on Sunday. (PTI)

Villagers in a flood-hit area in Katihar district of Bihar on Sunday. (PTI)

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