21 Dead In Bihar Due To Floods, Over 69 Lakh People Affected

The variety of distressed individuals, to date, is 69.03 lakhs. (Representational)


Waters from overflowing rivers originating in Nepal entered in additional areas of the 16 flooded districts of Bihar on Thursday, claiming two lives and affecting greater than 69 lakh individuals.

With two contemporary fatalities, the deaths in Bihar flood has reached 21.

Based on the catastrophe administration departments bulletin, each the casualties within the final 24 hours have been reported from Siwan which is among the many 16 districts affected by the calamity brought on by rivers originating in Nepal and flowing by means of northern components of the state.

Earlier, Darbhanga had reported seven deaths whereas Muzaffarpur had accounted for six casualties, adopted by West Champaran (4) and Siwan (two).

The variety of distressed individuals, to date, is 69.03 lakhs, a rise of three lakhs since the day past, whereas the variety of affected panchayats has risen from 1165 to 1185 through the interval.

A breach in an embankment was reported from Tanti Tola, located alongside Budhi Gandak river in Khagaria district, late Wednesday night time.

“Restore and restoration work is underway continuous on the embankment. Officers are conserving a watch. Individuals are suggested to keep away from panic and scaremongering”, water sources minister Sanjay Kumar Jha tweeted.

Different districts hit by the floods are Sitamarhi, Supaul, Sheohar, Kishanganj, East Champaran, Gopalganj, Saharsa, Madhepura, Madhubani and Samastipur.

Among the many flood-hit individuals, 4.82 lakh have been evacuated from badly inundated areas. Of them, 12,239 have been taking shelter at eight aid camps.

Moreover, greater than 10 lakh individuals have been being fed at 1402 neighborhood kitchens.

Aid work is being carried out by greater than 20 NDRF groups deployed throughout all of the affected districts apart from the state catastrophe response pressure (SDRF).

Based on Vijay Sinha, commandant of ninth Battalion stationed at Bihta close to Patna, NDRF personnel have to date helped greater than 11,000 individuals relocate to safer locations.

As well as, it has been reaching out with assist to individuals requiring pressing medical consideration, whereas stranded in marooned areas.

“Many medical emergencies involving pregnant ladies, babies and the aged have been taken care of with the assistance of well timed intervention of our groups.”

“The most recent occasion is of Darbhanga the place a 48-year-old snakebite sufferer was picked up from her marooned village and rushed to the Hanuman Nagar PHC early this morning”, he added.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here