Flooding affects over seven million people in India
New Delhi, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Over seven million people are being affected by floods in the state of Bihar, in northern India.
The waters entered lower urban areas of several districts and rail traffic remained suspended on some sections of the Central Eastern railway.
Power supply was suspended in many flood-affected areas, while herds of deer and other wildlife from the Valmiki tiger reserve in Western Champarán were washed away.
Up to 33 teams of the National and State Disaster Response Forces carry out relief and rescue operations in areas affected and around 500.000 people were evacuated.
1.402 community kitchens were installed to provide one million victims with food.
Bagmati, Burhi Gandak, Kosi, Ganga and Bagmati rivers flow above danger mark, while the Department of Meteorology forecast heavy rains in northern Bihar and neighboring Nepal for next 48 hours.
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