Rain continue to lash Bihar, condition in Patna hellish

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Patna, Jul 22 (UNI) A flood-like situation in several districts of north Bihar was looming large following incessant rain for past few days in neighbouring Nepal threatening breach of embankments at several places in the state.

The situation in south Bihar was also no better as several areas including most localities in Patna continued to remain waterlogged for more than a week now.

Official sources here today said as a result of heavy downpour since last week the possibility of a flash flood was now almost certain in several north Bihar distircts as major rivers like the Kosi, Bagmati and the Punpun were steadily rising after crossing the danger mark.

Similarly, the Ghagra, Buri Gandak and the Ganges were also flowing above the red mark threatening lakhs of inhabitants in the catchment areas.

The state administration was, however, maintaining a round-the- clock vigil on the overall situation and had initiated step to prevent breach of any embankment.

Meanwhile, intermitTent rain for the past several days had created a difficult situation in all the low-lying areas of the state capital as most of the localities remained waterlogged.

The problem might escalate further as the local Met office forecast more rain in next few days.

The sky would remain overcast during the next 48 hours, the weatherman said.

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