Sunday, August 31, 2008

At Ground at Forbasegunj

Forbasegunj relief imitative;
Dr. Manish, Mr.Raj, Mr.Alok are residents of Forebasegunj who have been working tirelessly
for the last 14 days in rescuing and helping the flood victims in the vicinity of Forbesgunj, including Bir pur where the breach took place.

This is the town that stood up as one in their fight against this natural disaster. Their videos
posted on Youtube gives the first visuals of the severity of this deluge. They have been fighting ceaselessly, a show of determination and mental strength that is difficult to describe. They have fought for every inch, put their life on hold for every life they could save. Another such person is Mr. Sanjeev Srivastav, an industrialist who rushed from Kolkata as fast as he could. Mr. Srivastav, a strong swimmer and a dedicated relief worker is trying his best to rescue and help as many people in any way he can.

He has motivated many youths there along with Manish,Alok & Raj and now they a strong 20 men team who are working round the clock for rescue people. There is a need for a larger relief camp at Forbasegunj. We hope to get that started very soon. For people and agencies that can help them.

Regarding the fatalities, only an estimate can be given at this point of time. According to Sahara TV, who have special correspondent in the effected area, it is feared that even lak people might have perished (Yesterday 7pm live news bulletin) . I would pray that he is wrong and the official figure is the right one. What we have at hand is still a massive evacuation of millions stranded in the Kosi, and their subsequent rehab.

Lets work on that as best as we can.

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Bihar floods-day 13

This deluge is turning out to be one of the worst natural calamity that this state has ever witnessed.Huge number of people and animals have been affected. Thousands of people have been feared dead, and the loss of animal life cant even be estimated.This has to be one of the largest flash flood ...3 million people are still trapped and have to be evacuated .Today Nepal released 2.5 million cusecs of water, and water level has gone up by another three feet.At places the depth of water in farming areas where crops were standing 15 days ago is under 12-14 feet water and the current of water is comparative to ritcher 5 of earthquake intensity.

Chandan Singh
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