Bihar is facing a big turmoil as almost 100 villages in the state have been exposed to flood due to swollen rivers, the official informed.
All the flooded villages are in flood-prone districts of Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Supaul, Saharsa, Khagaria, Darbhanga and Madhepura.
The major rivers in north Bihar, namely , Gandak, Kamla Balan and Bagmati, are in spate following heavy rains in their catchment areas in Nepal. They are posing a threat of floods, said Vayasji, principal secretary of state disaster management department.
“Situation may worsen in the next 24 to 48 hours. Keeping this in view we have sounded high alert in districts of north Bihar,” he said.
A water resource department official said: “Water entered these villages after levels rose in all the major rivers following heavy rain in the state and the catchment areas in Nepal.”