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Why Deadly, Worsening Flash Floods In Bihar’s Border Villages Don’t Get India’s Attention

Charoin aur nadi, beech main Marjadi [rivers on all four sides and Marjadi in the middle]–that is how a local saying describes Marjadi village. Situated in Gaunaha block in north Bihar’s Pashchim Champaran district, the village is quite used to the rise and fall in the waters of these pahadi rivers that come from Nepal. However, the ferocity of the floods that nearly drowned the village in the intervening night of August 12 and August 13 this year left even disaster-prone Marjadi stunned.

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