August 30, 2008
Devastating flooding has displaced millions of people on either side of the Indian-Nepal border, leaving perhaps thousands dead, after the Kosi (also known as the Saptakoshi) River broke its banks in Nepal. The figures, like the water, keep rising. In India’s northeastern state of Bihar, a reported 3 million people have been affected, while in Nepal, approximately 100,000 people have been displaced. In some areas, the river has bloated to three-mile-wide stretches.