After 40 years Patna is again facing the fear of flood. Various places in Bihar like Patna, Vaishali, Buxar, Bhojpur, Saran, Begusarai, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Khagaria, Munger, Bhagalpur and Katihar has been facing this inundation.
In Patna the water level of River Ganga has risen above the danger mark. This flooding has caused lots of damage and number death of people and animals. The government have issued high alert in the city.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Team is already rescuing the people. The people living in the low lying areas are shifting to the other higher areas.
Yesterday, I went about getting some reactions from some people who were living on the edge of the flood-waters in Patna. here is what they said:
A 70 year old woman said that this is the result of the evils that are going all around in the world. It is the anger of Goddess Ganga that people are losing all their belongings.
An 18 year old boy said because of Nepal is releasing water in great amount and all the rivers have been flooded with water. Patna has several rivers all of them have joined together thus the problem of flood is occurring.
“Flooding has eroded away our house and some of our household things have also been carried away with the water. We were able to save only some of our things. Now we don’t have any place to live,” said Anil Kumar resident of Digha Ghat Diyara.
A 40 year old woman Kavita Devi said, “This flood has made our life very difficult. We don’t have clean water to drink neither food to eat. And going to the toilet is another very big problem”.
Prashat a student said, “It is first time that I have seen a flood. Because of this flood, there is no electricity and neither is there a mobile network in flooded areas. We are unable to contact our relatives caught on the other side of the Ganga river”.
The flood has made the life difficult also for the animals. People are trying to save them. The government is assuring people that it is doing its best to control this situation.
(Prepared by Seema Kumari)