The flood situation in Bihar worsened in three districts — Madhubani, Sitamarhi and Darbhanga — with the death toll rising to 98 on Saturday, official sources said.
The situation worsened in the three districts following rains in the catchment areas of the Adhwara group of rivers in Bihar and Nepal.
Of the 98 deaths, 14 were reported from Bhagalpur, 12 from Bhojpur, 10 from Samastipur, nine from Saharsa, 11 from Begusarai and eight each in West Champaran and Lakhisarai.
Six persons died in Khagaria and Madhubani districts, four in Vaishali, three in Madhepura, two each in Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur, one each in Patna, Purnea and Supaul, they said.
More than 150 villages were affected in Kamtaul, Gaurabauram, Jale, Bahadurpur, Hanuman Nagar, Keoti, Darbhanga Sadar and Singhwara of Darbhanga district.
Sources said the Bagmati and Khiroi rivers breached the Neema embankment under the Hanuman Nagar block in the district, disrupting traffic movement on roads leading to disruption of vehicular traffic between Darbhanga and Samastipur.
Keywords: Bihar floods