Death toll in Flood affected Bihar reaches 493; Situation in Uttar Pradesh remains grim

Death toll in Flood affected Bihar reaches 493; Situation in Uttar Pradesh remains grim

In Bihar Burhi Gandak and Kareh rivers wreaked havoc in Samastipur Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga districts. Flood water has entered into Bela Industrial area of Muzaffarpur. Fresh areas of Gopalganj has been inundated. Surging water of Bagmati is spreading in fresh areas.
Casualities in flood related incidents have risen to 493. More than one crore 70 lakh people have been affected by floods. Over Eight lakh 50 thousand people have so far been shifted to safer laces.

Over one lakh 50 thousand people are in various relief camps. Cooked food is being served to two lakh 30 thousand people at Community Kitchen centres in affected areas.
Rail traffic on Darbhanga- Samastipur track has been disrupted for the ninth consecutive day. Met department has predicted heavy rains and lightning in North and eastern parts of the state.

In Uttar Pradesh flooded rivers have imposed threat to several villages, different embankments and dams. Engineers have been deployed to keep regular watch at all dams and embankments to keep them protected. Land erosion in flood affected districts has badly damaged roads and public properties.
Our Lucknow correspondent reports that 104 people have lost their lives in flood related incidents in the state. 7 more casualties are reported from Shrawasti, Deoria and Gorakhpur. Swollen rivers have engulfed about five thousand villages in 25 flood affected districts.

More than 25 lakhs of population are reeling under flood. Thousands of houses have been badly damaged and some of them have been totally washed out. Thousands of people have migrated to safer places or have taken shelter at embankments or at railway tracks.

Community kitchens are being run in most of the flood affected districts to provided foods to affected population. Rivers Rapti, Ghaghara, Burhi Rapti, Kunhara, Rohin and Quano are flowing at danger marks in eastern and Tarai regions.

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