Nearly eight million people affected by floods in India
New Delhi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Almost eight million people are currently affected by floods in Bihar, while heavy rains worsened the situation in Nepal and discharged the Gandak dam.
The water level of Gandak River is rapidly rising. In view of the deteriorating situation, authorities advised people living in low-lying areas to shift to higher places.
More than 7,800,000 people have been affected under the impact of floods, meanwhile, at least 38 other lost their lives in the last 24 hours, All India Radio station informed.
More than 550,000 inhabitants have been evacuated so far and around 13,000 people have taken shelter in relief camps.
Water levels of Bagmati, Gandak, Kamla Balan and Adhwara rivers are flowing above danger mark, while the Department of Meteorology has predicted heavy rainfall in catchment areas of north Bihar in next 24 hours.
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