Heavy rains in Nepal cause floods in Bihar; Army, NDRF deployed, says Nitish

New Delhi, Aug 14, 2017: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday informed that Army, NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed in the flood affected region of the state.

After taking stock of the situation, Nitish said due to heavy rain in Nepal and rise in water level in Tapti and Mahananda rivers, the northeastern region of the state is flooded.

The chief minister also said that “I have talked to the prime minister, Union home minister and defence minister over the phone, apprised them of the flood situation in these districts and requested them to help the state deal with the situation. They have assured me of all possible help.”

On the other hand, the railways authorities have cancelled five trains in view of heavy rainfall and flood at Kishanganj station (in Katihar division) and the surrounding areas.

The heavy downpour in Nepal created that claimed many lives in past few days. The Government of Nepal predicted more such heavy rainfall in the coming days urging safety measures. “There is a high chance of heavy downpour in East to the Mid- Terai- Chure areas of Terai. The weather over other areas in Nepal will keep on changing. Let’s be more precautious,” the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) tweeted Saturday morning.

Wefornews Bureau

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