Flood alert in India, 60,000 evacuated
August 4 , 2014
At least 60,000 people have been evacuated in north India’s Bihar state after reports of possible flooding.
Water in the Kosi river, originating from Nepal, rose rapidly after a landslide hit India’s northern neighbor, creating a mud wall which has led to accumulation of water.
A disaster management official in Bihar was quoted as saying that the water “may hit hundreds of thousands of people” in the state. According to the Indian government, disaster response teams have been deployed in the area.