Bihar flood situation grim; help of Army, IAF sought

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Reports reaching the state capital said hundreds of people fled their homes after water entered their villages in Supaul, Saharsa, Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Khagaria, Darbhanga and Madhepura districts.

A Water Resources Department official said: “Water entered these villages after all major rivers were in spate following heavy rains in the state and the catchment areas in Nepal.”

The railway stations in Kishanganj and Jogbani in Araria were flooded by water, leaving scores of passengers stranded.

According to officials, crops worth crores of rupees were damaged and road link to several places had been snapped.

IANS

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