Nearly One Million Affected In Bihar Floods, 18 Dead
As many as 18 people died and one million were affected in the floods through the northern parts of the Bihar. According to the Bihar disaster management department, the rivers came above the danger-mark due to heavy rainfalls and breached embankments at more than one place.
Bihar government is planning to resume the repair of destruction within two to three days, The state MeT department has predicted the rain to be less intense in the coming days.
The Indian Air Force has been asked for help to drop the relief material in the inaccessible places.
The West Champaran district, which flows the Gandak river, has been the most affected region is Bihar as it recorded seven deaths. About 1.43 lakh people were affected by the floods in the West Champaran district. Two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and one of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has helped more than 5,000 people reach safer places.
Darbhanga has recorded one death while Sitamarhi has seen two fatalities. Around 3.46 lakh population has been hit by the floods in Darbhanga. As per government data, 9.46 lakh people have been affected by the floods so far.
A total of 22 NDRF and SDRF teams have safely evacuated around 93.89 lakh people so far. As many as 12,000 flood-hit people have taken shelter at 22 relief camps.
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