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.