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Bagaha: Flood situation turned more alarming on Thursday as water entered the residences of Bagaha SDM Dharmendra Kumar and some other officials,  jail premises and playground at Gandak colony due to breach in Bagaha Town Protection emakment in West Champaran district. Incessant rains and surging water of Gandak, Haraha, Bhapsa, Kosil and Masan hilly rivers have turned the situation grim.
The flood water has entered ward numbers 4, 33 and 34 of Bagaha Nagar Parishad affecting hundreds of families in  low lying areas. Residents of  ward no.33 under Bagaha Nagar parishad Babalu Mian, Munna Mian, Suresh Kushwaha and others alleged that about 3,600 metre of protection embankment at a cost  of Rs 37 crore was allegedly made parallel to countryside level this summer hence the flood water flowed ove the embankment inundating Ratanmala, Malahi tola and Chañdiasthan localities. Bagaha Nagar Parishad chairman Vijay Ram also supported them and said  the breach occurred due to pressure of rivers in spate.

Haraha river was eroding Nagar Parishad road between Malapurawa and Teliatola very fast, said Godawari Devi, councillor ward no.33. The flood water also overopped Bagaha-Valmikinagar road near Madanpur and Sirsia villages which leads to Nepal border. Movement on NH 28 (b), which goes toKushinagar in UP,  was suspended. Villagers of Gandak diara were facing  acute shortage of food and drinking water.Massan river has been causing erosion at  Aurahiya. The hilly rivers, which originates from Dun and Someshwar hills,  carry sand with flood water turning over hundreds of acres arable land into sandy  patches, said president of All India Tharu Welfare Federation Deep Narain Prasad.

Meanwhile, SDM Bagaha Darmendar Kumar said that Gandak water was receding very fast at Gandak barrage, Valmikinagar. He said that all the embankment under Bagaha sub–division were safe.


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