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Rivers in spate in Bihar’s Purnia, Araria

The water level of important rivers of Seemanchal region of Bihar is rising due to incessant rains for the last one week. The water level of Mahananda, Kankani and Parman rivers is flowing above the danger mark at various places in Purnia and Araria districts and villages along the rivers are under threat. Ram Kumar Paswan, a panchayat member of Marwa village, said, “Due to the strong water current of Parman river, the soil is continuously being cut in our village. Water has reached the doorsteps of our houses and Bangama Panchayat can drown at any time.
Paswan claimed, “We have urged several officials including BDO, SDM, DM and local MLA to take appropriate measures like placing sand bags on the banks of the river so that the soil can be washed away but none of them paid heed.” . Most of the villagers have taken shelter in your government middle school. Now there is no room to accommodate more people in it. Hence, more than a dozen families are forced to stay in their homes. And at the same time facing shortage of food and other essential commodities.
Meanwhile, an official of Bihar’s local meteorological department has asked people to stay in concrete houses during the rains. Also informed that there is a possibility of heavy rain with thunder and lightning in the next 24 hours in various districts including Patna, East Champaran, West Champaran, Vaishali, Saran, Bhojpur, Purnia, Araria, Katihar, Arwal, Jehanabad and Buxar districts.