Indian officials say 65 people have been killed in severe
flooding in the nation's east, and aid workers say that toll is expected to
The United Nation's Children's Fund says at least one-point-four million people
have been affected by floodwaters in Bihar state.
UNICEF says the flooding has disrupted life in more than one thousand villages
in northern Bihar and has destroyed about 250-thousand homes.
India's government has established camps for displaced people, but a UNICEF
spokeswoman, Miranda Eeles says conditions at these sites are poor.
On Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the flooding a
"national calamity," and he pledged millions of dollars for emergency
Floodwaters have submerged entire villages since the rain-swollen Kosi River
breached its embankments last week.
Officials say the flooding has also displaced at least 70-thousand people in
Nepal, where the Kosi begins.