Bihar flood: Gandak river breaches embankment in Champaran, numerous villages inundated 2000 rescued – india information

NDRF personnel rescuing people in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Friday after the Gandak river breached an embankment.

The turbulent Gandak river breached the embankment at a village in Sangrampur block of East Champaran district of Bihar on Thursday night time, leaving a number of villages inundated.

According to officials, adhering to heavy force and high water present-day in the river, about 25 toes stretch of the major embankment was breached at Nihalu Tola in Sangrampur block, which falls below the Areraj sub-division of the district. “There is no loss of existence noted from any element however 6 to 7 villages have been impacted after the breach of the embankment,” mentioned Dhirendra Kumar Mishra, sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), Areraj.

“Teams of the NDRF rescued around 2,000 people from the affected villages in an operation which commenced at midnight,” claimed the SDM.

The Gandak river has turned turbulent adhering to incessant downpour in the catchment place of Nepal and two districts of East and West Champaran, coupled with weighty discharge of drinking water into the river from Valmikinagar barrage.

Locals mentioned the seepage in the embankment was visible and it caved in about midnight on Thursday.

“According to the information available with us, Sikandarpur, Chandpur, Shyampur, Burwa, Bishrampur Dubaliya, Sareya Baduraha, Dumariya, Pakari, Bhawanipur are the villages in four panchayats were inundated by drinking water in the block,” explained Suresh Paswan, circle officer (CO), Sangrampur.

H2o from the river also submerged the point out freeway (SH-74) close to the embankment, reported officials.

The condition disaster administration office experienced already rushed 4 teams of Countrywide Catastrophe Reaction Power (NDRF). Individuals rescued have been shifted to the safer place, reported SDM Mishra.

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At the time of filing this report, district justice of the peace Shrisat Kapil Ashok, SP Navin Chand Jha had arrived at the location to acquire inventory of the circumstance.

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