Flood situation grim in parts of Bihar and UP

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Sitamarhi (Bihar)/Siddharthnagar (UP), Aug 3 (ANI): Rivers and water channels breached embankments in Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh leaving thousands of people in need of immediate help.

Over 200 villages are reeling under the flood situation while 42 have been deserted.

The floods have been caused by the release of water from barrages following heavy rains in Nepal. And as a result Rapti, old Rapti and Banganga river in the region have all been flooded.

With floodwaters inundating large areas of land, crops have been completely destroyed. People are worried about their next meal.

"Our village is submerged in water. There is no relief for us. We don't have anything to eat. There have been neither officers coming here nor is there any help from the government," said Malti, a flood-hit victim.

Meanwhile in Sitamarhi district in Bihar, the swollen Bagmati River breached its embankment, displacing at least a hundred thousand families.

Roads are submerged in water. Though relief work has started but the situation is yet to be brought under control.

People have been marooned and numerous villages are cut off.

The river had breached its embankment in a stretch of 40-50 metres at Tilakrajpur area, inundating vast tracts across a number of villages.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had made an aerial survey of the district on Sunday and assured immediate relief. (ANI)

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