Satish Aditya
Motihari ;  The  flood situation has become grim in East Champaran District. A total of 50 houses, temples, and government primary
school building of Sakhawa Tok village under Areraj block in the district were either destroyed or swept away by the turbulent Gandak
on September 1, 2021, night, and around 275 villagers including men, women, and children, uprooted from the village have taken shelter on Saran embankment  in Gopalganj District. The  Sakhawa Tok village is located between two separate streams of river Gandak under Areraj  block in East Champaran.

Brajesh Yadav, Shital Yadav, and Mahendra Yadav, with two others came to Areraj on September 2, 2021, and informed Pawan Kumar
Jha, Circle Officer (CO), Areraj, that they had been uprooted and all the  houses at their were devoured by the furious Gandak.

Talking to  this scribe, CO Pawan Kumar Jha said that he was not aware of it and the residents of Sakhawa Tok gave him this information first. He  provided them food packets and other relief items. The CO further said that  he will assess the house damaged in the flood
after the flood water recedes. No loss of life has been reported though, he added.

Shital Yadav said that in view of the rising water level of Gandak, they left  the village on September 1, 2021, night with  whatever  household articles they could carry and  reached Saran embankment near Bhartoli  in Gopalganj district.

DM, East Champaran, Shirshat Kapil Ashok, said that  he has asked the SDM of Areraj to provide all help and relief materials to these  uprooted villagers immediately. Gopalganj DM  said that  some people of East Champaranhave taken shelter on  Saran embankment and   the district administration has been running three community kitchens to provide  food  to them.