Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control

Updated: August 04, 2014 14:35 IST

Over 40,000 people have been evacuated in Bihar amid a flood alert in Kosi river following a landslide in neighbouring Nepal. The state government, though, said that the "situation is under control" and "there is no need to panic".

Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control
The landslide in Nepal triggered by heavy rains on Saturday has killed nine and left scores of people missing and has created a mud dam blocking the Sunkoshi river, which runs into Bihar as the Kosi river.
Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern over the flood situation and directed that all possible assistance be made available.
Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control
Nearly 36000 people have been evacuated from the Kosi region since yesterday.
Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control
Villagers who left their homes along the Kosi River looking for safer places rest at a way side relief camp at Birpur Bihar on Sunday. A massive landslide in northern Nepal, early Saturday blocked a mountain river, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages. Because of the risk of flash floods coming from Nepal, thousands of villagers have been evacuated in neighboring Indias Bihar state.
Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control
Flood affected villagers come out on the roads at Birpur on Sunday due to danger of flood after raised level of water in Kosi river after heavy inflow of water from Nepals side in Supaul disrict of Bihar.
Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control
Level of water increases near a bridge on Kosi river after heavy inflow of water into the river from Nepals side in Supaul, Bihar on Sunday.
Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control
Villagers staying in a government school due to danger to Kosis embankments after heavy flow of water into the river from Nepals side in Supaul, Bihar on Sunday.
Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control
Thousands Evacuated in Bihar Amid Flood Alert; Situation Under Control
Villagers moving to safer places due to the danger to Kosis embankments after heavy flow of water into the river from Nepals side in Supaul, Bihar on Sunday.

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