Floods disrupt train services, death toll at 127 in Bihar

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Patna–The railway services on the Samastipur-Darbhanga route were suspended on Sunday as it got submerged in the flood, which has affected as many as 13 districts in Bihar.

According to Chief PRO of East-Central railway Rajesh Kumar, 10 trains have been cancelled and 12 others re-routed as the flood water reached the bridge number 16 at Hayaghat station in the Samastipur division.

Due to the suspension of services, train travel from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata to Darbhanga, Madhubani, Jaynagar, Jhanjharpur and Nirmali has become difficult.

According to a Bihar State Disaster Management Authority official, over 85 lakh people in Shivhar, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Saharsa, Supaul, Kishanganj, Araria, Purnia, Katihar and West Champaran districts have been affected. The flood and rain death toll had reached 127, he added.

While the water level in major rivers has started receding, at some places they are still flowing above the danger-mark.

According to the Water Resources Department, river Bagmati is flowing above the danger mark in areas like Denga, Dubadhar and Benibad. Mahananda, Kamala-Balan and the Adhwara group of rivers are still in the spate. (IANS)


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