More Than 73 Lakh People Affected By Floods Across 16 Districts In Bihar

Darbhanga has been the worst hit, with 9 casualties, 20 lakh residents affected. (Representational)


Swollen rivers, originating in Nepal and flowing by means of north Bihar, continued to wreak havoc on Saturday when extra areas and inhabitants had been hit by the floods elevating the variety of folks affected by the calamity to over 73 lakh, mentioned the catastrophe administration division.

In response to the departments bulletin, the dimensions of the affected inhabitants grew by two lakh since the day gone by although no lack of lives was reported throughout the interval and the deaths remained steady at 23.

The variety of panchayats affected, until date, was 1223, an increase of 24 since Friday.

Altogether 16 districts of the state have been reeling below floods brought on by rivers like Kosi, Bagmati, Kareh, Kamla Balan, Gandak and Budhi Gandak and many others.

Darbhanga has been the worst hit, accounting for 9 casualties and having 20 lakh of its residents affected.

Six deaths have been reported from Muzaffarpur the place 14.10 lakh individuals are marooned.

The remaining fatalities have taken place in West Champaran (4) and Saran and Sawan (two every). East Champaran occupies the third place by way of affected inhabitants (10.14 lakh) although it has suffered no lack of human life.

The district, nevertheless, accounts for the utmost variety of deaths of cattle (18) brought on by floods which has killed 63 animals.

Different troubled districts are Sitamarhi, Supaul, Sheohar, Samastipur, Khagaria, Gopalganj, Kishanganj, Madhubani, Madhepura and Saharsa.

Water assets division minister Sanjay Kumar Jha toured Samastipur and Darbhanga to take inventory of embankments alongside the rivers and different flood prevention works.

Reduction and rescue operations are in full swing with 23 NDRF groups, in addition to 10 of the SDRF, concerned within the efforts.

In response to Vijay Sinha, commandant of the NDRF ninth Battalion stationed at Bihta, close to Patna, “our males have rescued greater than 11,700 folks until date. We now have been paying explicit consideration to these in want of rapid medical consideration like a sick toddler whom our males picked up, alongside together with his members of the family, round midnight.

“He was taken from his marooned village to the closest hospital the place well timed intervention saved his life. The reduction measures in place additionally embrace 1342 neighborhood kitchens the place 9.86 folks had been being fed in addition to seven reduction camps the place almost 12,000 folks evacuated from their habitats are taking shelter.

The overall variety of folks evacuated from the badly affected areas was 5.08 lakh, mentioned the division.


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