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Flood situation deteriorates in Bihar 

Updated: July 22, 2020 11:34 am
In Bihar, the flood situation has further deteriorated following heavy rains in catchment areas of Nepal and heavy discharge of water from Gandak barrage. Principal Secretary of Water Resources Department Sanjiv Hans said five lakh cusec water will be discharged from Gandak barrage.

He said 4.50 lakh cusec water was discharged from the barrage yesterday morning. Surging water of Gandak river is spreading in new areas. Five districts of Saran, Vaishali Muzaffarpur, East and West Champaran had been put on caution following heavy discharge of water from Gandak barrage. People of low lying areas are being evacuated.

Twenty thousand people have so far been shifted to safer places. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar yesterday reviewed the prevailing flood situation in the state and instructed concerned authorities to step up relief and rescue operations in the flood affected areas of the state.

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