Bihar flood toll rises to 98, situation worsens in 3 districts
Patna: The flood situation today worsened in three districts of Bihar where the toll rose to 98 after two more deaths, official sources said.
The deceased drowned in flood waters at Kamtaul and Brahmpur in Darbhanga district, official sources said. Of the 98 deaths, 14 were reported from Bhagalpur, 12 from Bhojpur, 10 from Samastipur, 9 from Saharsa and 11 from Begusarai and eight each in West Champaran and Lakhisarai.
Six persons each died in Khagaria and Madhubani districts, four in Vaishali, three in Madhepura, two each in Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur districts, one each in Patna, Purnea and Supaul, they said.
The situation worsened in Madhubani, Sitamarhi and Darbhanga districts following rains in the catchment areas of the Adhwara group of rivers in Bihar and Nepal.
More than 150 villages were affected by floods in Kamtaul, Gaurabauram, Jale, Bahadurpur, Hanuman Nagar, Keoti, Darbhanga Sadar and Singhwara of Darbhanga district.
Sources said Bagmati and Khiroi rivers breached the Neema embankment under Hanuman Nagar block in the district leading to disruption of vehicular traffic between Darbhanga and Samastipur.