August 24, 2011 12:03:15 am
Thirty people died in the last three days as the Ganga river flooded over half a dozen districts including Bhagalpur,Purnea and Katihar,with 10 deaths in Bhagalpur alone. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar,who conducted an aerial survey of the 14 districts affected,said that over 500 relief camps had started functioning,with 55 such camps in Bhagalpur. Besides Ganga,water level has also risen in Kosi,Kamla and Gandak. West Champaran,Vaishali and Begusarai reported four deaths each whereas Saharsa reported three deaths because of floods. Gopalganj,Katihar,Madhepura and Lakhisarai reported two deaths each.
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