Bihar Flood: Old Gandak in spate, dam on Dudhaura river broken, people forced to take shelter on the bridge
East Champaran Flood News: Due to heavy rains in the catchment area of Budhi Gandak and its tributaries, flood water is spreading rapidly again in almost all the villages of the block area.
East Champaran. The Budhi Gandak river along with its tributaries are in spate due to the torrential rains that have continued for three consecutive days. Due to this, the villages of Sugauli and Banjariya blocks have again come under the grip of floods. Due to heavy rains, the dam of Dudhaura river near Ghodmadwa village of Phulwar North Panchayat of Banjariya block area broke due to water pressure. After which the flood water has started spreading rapidly in the Banjariya block area. Many villages have been submerged. Traffic has come to a standstill due to the strong flow of water on the roads. People are trying to get out on their own as the water level is recording a significant rise.
Let us inform that due to heavy rains in the catchment area of Budhi Gandak and its tributaries, the flood water is spreading rapidly again in almost all the villages of the block area. According to local villagers, the second flood in this area within the last 15 days has brought more water than before. Banjariya Circle Officer Mani Kumar Verma has urged the people living in low-lying areas to move to higher places.
Disaster Management Department said this
According to local villagers Adil Rana and Javed Alam, people living in the lower areas of Siswaniya Jatwa and Janerwa have started taking shelter on the bridge built on the river Sikarhana in Jatwa. Villagers said that no government help could be provided for the flood victims. Deputy Collector of Disaster Department Anil Kumar said that immediately two votes of NDRF are being sent to Banjariya block. The district administration is monitoring the situation. More necessary steps will be taken as per the requirement.