Almost 2 million affected by floods in Bihar

Kristopher Drake
August 15, 2017

According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department, almost two million people have been affected by the floods, including thousands who have been forced to flee their homes.

More than 100 hotels have been partially submerged in Chitwan. 63 thousand displaced people have taken shelter at 137 relief camps.

The devastating floods in Assam have not only thrown life of the humans out of gear but also affected animals of Kaziranga and aquatic animals of the Brahmaputra. The disaster teams are carrying out the relief operations to get the situations under control. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said, Centre is closely monitoring the rescue and relief operations in flood affected Tripura where NDRF personnel have been rushed to assist the state administration.

The flood situation in Bihar worsened on Monday, with many rivers breaching their banks and embankments and affecting almost two million people, officials said.

Following continuous rains since 10 August Assam has again been hit by floods. As many as 14 people died till Sunday. Modi enquired about the scale of devastation caused by the current wave of flood in the State, an official press release here said.

With the three deaths, the deaths in the second wave of floods in the state has gone up to 18, while the figure for this year's flood related incidents climbed to 102, including eight in Guwahati, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report said on Monday. Army personals have been deployed in Kokrajhar and Nagaon districts.

A total of 80 trains are running late while 17 goods trains have been cancelled due to floods.

Sonowal further informed that that state government is taking serious steps for solving the problems of Amarpur area including improvement of surface communication. Telangana, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattishgarh and Vidarbha region also received rains.

Other affected districts are Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul as well as East and West Champaran. He also sat for a discussion with the Indian Railway authorities and discussed with them the expeditious construction of road cum rail bridge at Bogibeel.

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