At least 5.9 million people spread over 20 districts have been displaced by rising floodwater, according to a disaster management department report today.
Major rivers in the state are flowing above danger marks in several areas, forcing people to move to safer places.
In Khagaria district, Gogri and Narayanpur embankments have been breached by up to ten meters flooding 21 villages of four panchayats.
The restoration and strengthening works on the embankments were underway on war footing, the report said.
The Water Resources Department (WRD) minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary held a high-level meeting to review discharge of water from the catchment area in Nepal and heavy rainfall in the riverine area near Ganga.
Principal Secretary (WRD) Arun Kumar Singh inspected status of embankment near Punpun river and directed the engineers to activate anti-flood sluice canal to discharge water from Pahari Nalla, Khanua Nalla and Badshahi Nalla areas.
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