In Bihar, flood waters have engulfed new areas in Nalanda and Gaya districts following breach in embankment. Surging waters of river Sone has entered low lying areas of Rohtas district.
Several villages have been inundated. Standing crops spread over 20 lakh hectares have been damaged. Vehicular traffic has also been disrupted in flood affected areas. People have been advised to move to safer places. Water level in Ganga, Durgawati and Punpun is flowing above the danger marks.
Met department has predicted medium to heavy rainfall in southern part of the state during the next 48 hours. Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi said NDRF and SDRF teams are carrying out relief and rescue operations. Relief camps have been set up for marooned people in affected areas of the state.