You are here:   /
rss News rss Articles rss General

Dozens of deaths due to floods in Bihar

August 26 2008

In the Indian state of Bihar, tens of people died because of neobchnogo flooding caused by the change of river Kosi, told reporters Tuesday, representatives of local authorities.

According to recent data, the element has killed 37 people, 6 million are in the flood zone. Under the water were more than 400 villages and severely damaged crops this agricultural region. People are saved from the flood on the tracks, dams and other uplands. The authorities hastily built camps, where the evacuated people receive food, water and medicines.

Kosi river originates in the Himalayas in Nepal and flows into the Ganges in India. River over the past 300 years, many times changed direction, moving to the west. In 1950-60's built on the Kosi dam in order to protect local residents from the rivers of the Shrew. After heavy rains on August 18 river breached the dam in Nepal. This has happened before, but this time the element is out of control because gully formed upstream and engineers did not have time to patch it.

Print version

Photo Gallery
At this moment...

Week top publications
Popular reading
©2006-2021 All rights reserved display number of browses и visitors for 24 hour