Eight killed in Bihar flood, toll rises to 127

Eight killed in Bihar flood, toll rises to 127

Eight killed in Bihar flood, toll rises to 127

 Eight people were killed and lakhs affected due to floods in Bihar and West Bengal, where major rivers are flowing above the danger mark.

Two boys are feared dead after they were washed away in flash floods in the Tawi river in Jammu on Wednesday.

In Bihar, with eight fresh deaths, the toll in the current round of floods rose to 29. While five deaths were reported from Samastipur, one each was reported in Nalanda and Khagaria, the State Disaster Management Authority said, adding that the floods caused by rising waters of Ganga, Sone, Punpun, Burhi Gandak, Ghaghra and Kosi have affected 29.71 lakh people in 4,222 villages in 24 districts of the state.

In Aurangabad district, one person was killed and eight others were feared dead when a country boat ferrying flood victims capsized in the swollen Punpun river on Tuesday evening.
With the latest deaths, toll in Bihar floods, including those in Kosi areas earlier, rose to 127.

In West Bengal, West Midnapore, Hooghly, Howrah, Bankura, Burdwan and Nadia districts have been affected due to the release of water by Damodar Valley Corporation. In Malda district, around 135 houses were washed away due to erosion in the Ganga river.

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