PATNA While the flood situation in north Bihar eased with water levels in some rivers falling down the danger marks, there were fresh worries on Wednesday from continuous erosions of embankments at several places and a new breach seen in the Bagmati's embankment.

Aug. 4: Reeling under swirling waters of swollen rivers for three days, large parts of north Bihar found some respite from the floods on Tuesday as water levels in several rivers receded. But authorities are still struggling to address the huge human distress caused by the floods.

THE large-scale destruction unleashed by the Kosi river last year is still fresh in the minds of the people and, not surprisingly, when the river Bagmati breached its embankment at Runisaidpur in Sitamarhi district on Saturday, it created a scare which many felt would only compound the problems of the state already reeling under the severe drought-like conditions.

New Delhi: With breach in the embankment of swollen Bagmati river leaving nearly one lakh people homeless in Sitamarhi district in north Bihar, the Centre on Sunday rushed an additional contingent of its National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)


The flood situation in north Bihar worsened on Sunday with the Bagmati's marauding waters entering fresh areas and the NH-77, connecting Sitamarhi and Muzaffarpur, getting inundated. The number of affected people rose to 1.5 lakh since Saturday's embankment breach.

People living along Manusmara river in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district dread kala pani

A Nepalese community radio station has become the only source of news for flood-hit villagers in Bihar's Darbhanga district. Radio Janakpur is a popular station for people in Bihar's Darbhanga

As northern Bihar reels under heavy floods, the worst in a decade, the State government struggles hard to take relief to the people.

On Monday the 15th January 1934 Calcutta experienced an earthquake shock of fair intensity which lasted for over three minutes. News from the country was available only next morning, showing that Patna, Monghyr and Jamalpur had suffered severely. News from the most affected region arrived only two or three days later. It was then learnt that the area enclosed by the Ganges, the Gandak and the Kosi, in which lie the districts of Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and Bhagalpur had suffered most severely.