Swollen waters of river Ganga inundated many locations from Buxar to Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district of Bihar on Friday and threatened to flood the State capital, Patna.
Hundreds of individuals have been shifted from flooded areas to aid camps arrange by the federal government.
As many as 14 diara (riverine) areas from Maner to Mokama have been utterly submerged, forcing folks emigrate to safer locations with their cattle. All of the river banks within the State capital have been flooded. Water has been flowing above the hazard mark, threatening to enter Patna. The water stage is highest at Digha and Gandhi ghats (banks).
Water in river Punpun has additionally been flowing above the hazard mark at Sripalpur, however on Friday it confirmed a receding development. Gandak, Kosi, Sone, Kamla and Bagmati rivers have been displaying a rising development in numerous components of the State.
In the meantime, the Indian Meteorological Division has predicted widespread rainfall within the State until Saturday.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been making aerial survey of the flooded areas within the final two days, together with authorities officers. On Friday, he visited areas in Saran and met protesting folks at Muserpur.
“Water stage in river Ganga has been rising and I’ve been visiting locations with officers and engineers to take inventory of the state of affairs. I’ve requested officers to stay alert and supply aid to the affected folks,” Mr. Kumar instructed media individuals on Friday.
The Patna district administration has, in the meantime, arrange 17 aid camps and 4 neighborhood kitchens at totally different river banks to offer aid and meals. “We’re offering meals around the clock to a mean of a thousand folks coming from the opposite facet of the Ganga river,” stated Nagendra Prasad and Manish Kumar, cooks at Digha ghat aid camp in Patna.
Electrical crematoriums at river banks have additionally been inundated. “Those that should carry out funeral rites have to hold our bodies and wooden to the raised platforms,” stated Vinod Kumar who sells wooden on the Gulabi ghat crematorium.
Kalawati Devi and Nagendra Prasad got here to Digha ghat in Patna on Friday from throughout the river. “We’ve come right here with our cattle and costly belongings. This time, the flood within the river is kind of alarming”, they stated as they disembarked from a rustic boat.
Patna Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Agrawal stated nationwide and State catastrophe response forces had been pressed into service. “Hopefully, the rising waters could begin receding within the coming days,” he stated.