Massive evacuation in India due to danger of flood in the Kosi river belt

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day tour of Nepal. “Shifting of the trapped people is our top priority. If they don’t voluntary do it, we will apply force as per the Disaster Management Act,” said to the media the representative of National Disaster Response Force. “We are in a state of high alert to keep the damage, if any, to the minimal level,” said the special secretary in the state disaster management department , Aniruddha Kumar.

Fortunately, on Sunday, the water discharge from the river was so far “not alarming.” The situation, however, remained unpredictable, according to the Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

A team of experts including some from Indian Army and Geological Survey of India has reached Nepal where landslide created an artificial dam. Even a computer simulation exercise based on relevant satellite inputs was performed to help keep the situation in control.

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