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Flood situation in Bihar is still deteriorating 

Updated: August 5, 2020 11:36 am
In Bihar, the flood situation continues to remain grim in affected areas of the state. The flood affected people in north Bihar increased by over 7 lakh in 24 hours as two districts Madhepura and Saharsa were declared flood affected.

Over 64  lakh people of 16 districts spread over 1,152 Panchayats are reeling under the impact of flood. The worst affected districts are Darbhanga and  Muzaffarpur where 19 and 14 lakh people have been affected by devastating floods respectively. The other districts where the situation is grim are Samastipur, Sitamarhi,Gopalganj ,East Champaran and Saran districts.

The swirling water of Gandak, Bagmati and Burhi gandak is rapidly spreading in  low lying areas. Affected people who are living in low lying areas have been advised to move to higher places. 42 people have lost their lives in flood related accidents during the last 24 hours. Maximum casualties were reported from Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has instructed to conduct a corona test for those who are staying in relief camps. Over 20 thousand people are living in relief camps. Relief and rescue operations have been intensified. Thirty three teams of NDRF and SDRF have been pressed into service. Over four lakh fifty thousand people have been evacuated so far. In all, 1,365 community kitchens have been set up for providing food to affected people. About ten lakh  people are taking food through these kitchens.

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