A mother, father and child have died after a bridge collapsed as they crossed into a neighbouring village when their home was flooded .
The trio are holding hands as they try to get to the other side and safety as they carry some of their belongings.
Another family had successfully crossed just moments earlier and crowds were gathered on both sides as the evacuation got underway.
But as the family are just inches from safety, the concrete gives way beneath them and they fall into the fast flowing river in the Bihar area of northern India, which borders Nepal.
A single bridge provided the only route across the river Kosi and locals were forced to run across, despite the river undercutting its foundations.
An eyewitness said: “People were fleeing to safer places as rain water drowned their houses.
“They are at a loss as to what to take and what to leave behind.
“The bridge connects two villages.
“Several people were furtively crossing the bridge over the angry river but it did not stay resilient for long and gave way just when the woman was attempting to cross it.
“Bystanders helplessly watch as three of them got washed away with the flood waters.”
According to the Times of India at least 119 people have died in the floods in the last five days.
The floods in Bihar have so far affected 9.3million people, despite other Indian states facing extreme drought due to lack of rainfall.
The Met Office has forecast another week of rain.
Principal Secretary of Health R K Mahajan at a press briefing said hospitals have been directed to maintain a sufficient stock of anti-snake and anti-rabies injections to help those affected by the floodwaters.
Food parcels are being dropped by air where the water is cutting off villages and other people are being housed in relief camps.
Makeshift boat ambulances are also being operated to get to people as quickly as possible.
The Indian National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has sent soldiers to rescue 25 pregnant women, 55 animals and have saved eight people for drowning.
A baby girl was also born on board a NDRF rescue boat.
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Ebony’s dad gets Ghanaians confused – says “I’ve a lot of confessions to make after Ebony’s burial”.
Ebony’s father, Mr Opoku Kwarteng has just placed Ghanaians in suspense after disclosing that he has alot of confessions to make after Ebony’s burial today.
Ever since Ebony died, there’ve been a whole lot of controversies here and there.
Not long ago, Counsellor Lutterodt who prides himself as the emotional fixer posited in one of his live interviews with Abeiku Santana of Okay FM that Ebony’s death was largely due to parental error for she was nurtured by a single parent.
Before the statement by Counselor Lutterodt, there have been various allegations against the singer about how she was part of a cult plus she allegedly being a lesbian. Some self-acclaimed prophets have also come out to score prophetic points saying their prophecy against Ebony’s death has finally come to pass.
Though Ebony’s father’s revelation is not yet known to the public, it is suspected the revelation will be centred on Ebony’s encounter with the entertainment industry.
We assure you to keep you updated as and when Mr. Kwarteng let the cat out of the bag after Ebony’s burial today, March 24, 2018.
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