Nalanda flooded, 6 rivers including Ganga flowing above dangerous red marks in Bihar

Patna: The Falgu river on Sunday inundated a vast area in Nalanda district affecting 10,000 people, while the water level in the Ganga and five other rivers has crossed the danger mark at different places in Bihar.

At least 10,000 people in nine panchayats in Nalanda district were flooded by the swollen Falgu river, a statement of the Disaster Management Department said.

One relief camp was opened in which 33 people had taken shelter so far.

Meanwhile, the situation has further improved in 14 other flood-hit districts, it said.

The Ganga river was flowing above danger mark at Digha ghat, Gandhi ghat and Hathidah here and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, it said.

Other rivers which were flowing above danger mark are- the Sone at Maner and the Punpun at Sripalpur, while the Ghaghra remained in spate in Siwan district.

The water level of Kosi was above the red mark at Baltara in Khagaria and Kursela in Katihar district and Burhi Gandak in Khagaria, the statement said.