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Flood situation remains grim in Bihar, more than 55 lakh people affected

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Darbhanga has been the worst hit, being surrounded by three of the rivers in spate Bagmati, Kamala Balan and Adhwara.

Flood situation remained grim in Bihar on Monday as waters from overflowing rivers, principally these originating in Nepal, inundated more areas leaving 55 lakh plus residents of over a thousand villages affected by the calamity. According to a bulletin issued by the catastrophe administration division, no contemporary lack of life was reported from the 14 flood-hit northern districts and the dying toll stood at 13, secure for more than 48 hours.

Nonetheless, the variety of affected people grew by more than two lakhs since the day past and reached 56.53 lakh.

The variety of distressed panchayats has risen to 1082 from 1059 on Sunday.

Darbhanga has been the worst hit, being surrounded by three of the rivers in spate Bagmati, Kamala Balan and Adhwara.

The district has accounted for seven casualties and 16.89 lakh of its residents, unfold throughout 196 panchayats, have been hit by the floods.

The remaining casualties have been reported from West Champaran (4) and Muzaffarpur (two).

Other districts hit by the floods are Sitamarhi, Supaul, Sheohar, Kishanganj, Saran, Gopalganj, East Champaran, Khagaria, Samastipur, Siwan and Madhubani.

Till date, 4.18 lakh people have been evacuated by personnel concerned in aid and rescue operations, for which 23 groups of the NDRF and a few of the SDRF have been pressed into service.

“Our men are conducting recce in all the 14 districts and so far they have rescued more than 10,700 people”, Vijay Sinha, commandant of ninth Battalion of NDRF stationed at Bihta close to Patna stated.

According to the catastrophe administration division, 19 aid camps have been arrange in 4 districts Gopalganj (11), East Champaran (two), Khagaria (one) and Samastipur (5). Altogether 17554 had been at current taking shelter at these.

Addressing the state meeting earlier in the day, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stated that more aid camps can be arrange if the necessity arose.

Besides, more than 9 lakh people had been being fed at 1358 neighborhood kitchens arrange for flood victims, the catastrophe administration division stated.

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