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Flood situation in Kosi river in Bihar


Patna,As per information received from the Nepalese Authorities, the flow of the river Sunkoshi/Bhotekoshi in Mangkha Village Development Committee area in Sindhupalchowk District has been blocked on account of landslide. The formation of a large water body thereby can create a potential danger of inundation in areas downstream of the Kosi barrage which is about 270 Kms from location of the blockage. 
Bihar Government has been put on alert. They have started taking action for evacuation of persons living in villages lying within the embankment area in 22 panchayats of Supaul district and other 7 districts of Bihar. Relief camps including cattle relief camps are being organised for the evacuated families. 
The Prime Minister has directed that all possible help should be provided to the affected areas. 8 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and 4 teams of the State Disaster Response Force have been pressed into service. An additional 7 teams of the NDRF are being mobilized from neighboring state of West Bengal.