74 lakh people of 16 districts affected by floods in Bihar
74 lakh people of 16 districts affected by floods in Bihar

The floods in Bihar have affected more than 74 lakh population of 16 cities, and so far twenty-four people have died. According to the information received on Monday from the disaster management department, maximum 10 people died in Darbhanga district, 6 in Muzaffarpur, 4 in West Champaran and 2 in Saran and Siwan each, due to floods.

Sitamarhi, Shivhar, Supaul, East Champaran, Kishanganj, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, West Champaran, Khagadia, Saran, Samastipur, Siwan, Madhubani, Madhepura and Saharsa districts of Bihar are affected by the floods. In 1240 panchayats of 126 blocks of these cities, more than 74 lakh people are affected by floods. 1239 community kitchens have been arranged to provide food to the flood victims. In Darbhanga district, the population of more than 20 lakhs has been affected by the floods in 220 panchayats of 15 blocks.

On Saturday, in Darbhanga, the water level of the Bagmati river breaking all its old records. The water level of the river is continuously increasing. Due to this, the areas adjacent to the river have been badly affected. The increased water level has also thwarted rail operations. In particular, a fierce form of Bagmati is being seen near Hayaghat station of Darbhanga Hayaghat block. The Darbhanga-Samastipur rail is already at a standstill due to the pressure of floodwater on the railway bridge number 16 near Hayaghat station.

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