Flood threat reappears in Bihar

Flood threat reappears in Bihar

3 of a family killed in UP

Flood threat reappears in Bihar

Three members of a family were killed in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday in a rain-related incident, while another death was reported in Bihar where the threat of floods reappeared.

Light rain was also recorded in parts of Delhi early on Thursday with the minimum temperature settling at 26.4 degrees Celsius.

Three family members were killed in Pure village in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi district when their mud house caved in due to heavy rain in the early hours of Thursday while they were asleep, the police said.

With the Southwest monsoon being normal in Uttar Pradesh, light to moderate rain and thundershowers occurred at many places in the state since Wednesday.

Incessant rain in north Bihar resulting in increase in water level of the Ganga has brought back the threat of floods in some districts, even as one person died in the fresh rain.

Floods have engulfed 14 districts of the state mainly due to excessive rain in the Terai region of Nepal resulting in the death of nearly 100 people. The flood threat had subsided and for the past three days officially, no district was under floods.

But Thursday’s statement from the State Disaster Management Department said Munger district was affected by flood. One relief camp has started functioning, catering to the need of 300 displaced people, it said.

River Ganga flew above danger level at Digha ghat, Gandhi ghat, Hathidah in Patna, Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur, Punpun river in Sripalpur, Budhi Gandak in Khagaria and Kosi in Baltara in Khagaria district.

Due to rise in water levels in Ganga, water has entered in the riverine areas of Patna, Buxar, Bhojpur, Munger, Saran and Vaishali district.

Rajasthan situation

Heavy to very heavy rain occurred at isolated places in Bharatpur division and heavy rain in Jaipur division since Wednesday.

Light to moderate rainfall also occurred at many places in Jaipur and Bharatpur division and at isolated places in Bikaner division, while the weather remained dry in rest of the state, the Met department said. Kathumar in Alwar recorded a maximum of 14cm of rain, followed by Nagar in Bharatpur with 12cm rain.

Several places also received up to 11cm rain through Wednesday night till Thursday morning. The department has issued heavy rainfall warning for isolated places on in east Rajasthan for Friday. Maximum temperatures stayed above normal in most parts of Punjab and Haryana despite rain in a few places. 

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