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Bagaha : The villagers displaced by flood in West Champaran district are not in position to return to their villages as their houses have been completely destroyed though the flood water has strated receding in many villages.
Basamatia Devi of village Chandarpur Malali undar Bhitaha  block, who has taken shelter on the PP embankment, said that she was not in a position to construct a new house. Her thatched house was destroyed in the flood. Hundreds of people of Bhuyeedharawa, Chandarpur, Umatola, Sheratola, Harakhtola, Dhumnagar, whose houses have been completely damaged share Basamatia Devi ‘s agony.
According to  official sources polythenesheets have been distributed among flood victims. But, the polythenesheets can hardly substitute for houses lost. Gaunaha block headquarters under Narakatiaganj Sub- division in West Champaran is still inaccessible while Bhikhanathori market near Nepal border was swept away in the flood. The flood also wreaked havoc on Dhamaura, Shrirampur  and Maldatola under of the Sub-division.
However, road communication from district headquarters Bettiah to Sub-divisional headquarters Narakaiganj resumed on August 21, 2017. Railway traffic, which was disrupted between Narakatiaganj and Muzaffarpur, was also expected to be restored by late August 21 evening.
Rail service between Bettiah and Muzaffarpur was restored on August 20 evening.
Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Samastipur, R K Jain, on August 21 inspected rail tracks from Narakatianj to Bhairojanj by Motor trolley. Rail sources revealed that the resumption of rail traffic between Narakatiaganj and Bagaha would take more than 15 days as the flood swept away soil beneath the track.

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