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Floods hit train services in Bihar

Special Correspondent

PATNA: Over 100 villages in north Bihar were inundated by floodwaters caused by the release of water by Nepal following heavy rain in its catchment areas during the past few days.

Red alert

The water has partially affected train services on the Narkatiaganj-Darbhanga section. The railway authorities have issued a red alert to keep an eye on the flood situation.

The Bagmati has topped the National Highway 77 at Kataunja, snapping communication between Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi districts.

Several blocks have been affected in this region.

There are allegations of paucity of relief material and inaction on the part of the administration to control the floods and rescue the marooned people.

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