A pregnant lady needed to be taken to the closest authorities well being care facility, for supply, on a makeshift raft in Bihar’s flood-hit Darbhanga district in the present day. Neighbours waded by neck-deep water and pushed the raft manufactured from picket planks and rubber tyres. The girl’s mom, may very well be seen within the photos, holding her daughter because the raft swayed whereas it was being pulled.
Quickly after the information reached the Darbhanga Justice of the Peace’s workplace, a State Catastrophe Aid Power (SDRF) boat was despatched for the ladies and her household.
Darbhanga is likely one of the worst flood-affected districts of Bihar, which is witnessing in depth inundation this 12 months and never even half the monsoon season is over. Many of the rivers within the area together with the Baghmati, Mahananda and Khiroi are flowing above hazard mark in Dhenga, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Hayaghat and Darbhanga districts, a water assets division bulletin mentioned.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday requested the catastrophe administration division officers and district magistrates to be alert in view of heavy rainfall in catchment areas of the Gandak river, which has its supply in Nepal.
The flood state of affairs might worsen in West Champaran, East Champaran, Gopalganj, Muzaffarpur, Vaishali and Saran districts, if there’s extra rain within the catchment space of the Gandak, a authorities official mentioned.
Nationwide and State Catastrophe Aid Power groups have been deployed in lots of districts to take away individuals to increased grounds. Officers nevertheless mentioned that the embankments of the native rivers are secure.
Bihar and Assam are battling the dual disasters of floods and COVID-19, with the variety of optimistic instances climbing daily.