Video: Three, Including Two Children, Washed Away in Flood Water as Bridge Collapses in Bihar’s Araria
Araria, Aug 18: Three persons including two children were washed away in flood waters as the bridge they were crossing collapsed in Araria district of Bihar. Reportedly, the incident happened on August 13 and had been captured by a local. The video of the same has gone viral on the social media.
As per reports, the deceased have been identified as Jano, Rehman and Shaheel. “All of them got washed away along with the bridge as it collapsed just before they could reach the end,” one of their relative was quoted as saying by India Today.
The flood situation in Bihar is worsening day-by-day as the death toll on Friday rose to 119 on Friday. The deluge has so far which has affected nearly 98 lakh people in 16 districts, forcing postponement of examination and cancellation of trains.
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Araria district accounted for 23 deaths, followed by Sitamarhi (12), Kisanganj, East Champaran, West Champaran and Supual (11 each), Madhubani and Katihar (7 each), Madhepura and Purnea (5 each), Darbhanga and Saharsa (4 each), Gopalganj and Khagaria (3 each) and Sheohar (2).
The health department has launched a toll-free number ‘104’ to provide information on floods.
(With inputs from PTI)