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Munger:  The flood situation in Munger district has worsened and the water  of river Ganga is flowing over NH 80 at four points in the district. Munger DM  Uday Kumar Singh told mediapersons on Monday evening that he has written to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to take immediate steps to plug the erosion sites by directing its engineers to camp at Munger and seal the roadside breaches on NH-80 with sand bags before any mishap takes place.

The DM said that swollen Ganga has created havoc all of a sudden inundating at least fifty villages in the district. He said that thirty relief centresl at different places in the district have been opened and cooked food was being served to the evacuated villagers. The DM said that more than 2.5 lakh people had been affected by the flood.

Flood situation worsened on Monday morning when the water of Ganga entered some parts of Munger town including Laldarwaza, Dalhatta, Bellan Bazar, Chuabagh, all under Munger Municipal Corporation (MMC) triggering panic among the residents of the town. When this reporter  visited some of the flood affected villages cattle heads numbering more than one thousand were seen standing at different  places without any fodder as theirowners had left their homes.

Green vegetables grown in the fields have been washed away in about one thousand acres of diara lands, said an old farmer Vishwanath Mandal of Tikarampur village under Mufassil police satation of this district. He said Gehuma, the prime green fodder of the season,  is under waist deep water.


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