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Bihar floods: Death toll reaches 341

"For the flood victims, 1,608 community kitchens have been set up," the official said

IANS  |  Patna 

Bihar floods, death toll
Flood-hit people shift with their belongings at Runni Saidpur in Sitamarhi district in Bihar on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

The flood situation in remained grim with the death toll reaching 341 on Tuesday, an official said.

A Disaster Management Department official said 146.19 lakh persons in 19 districts have been affected by the

According to an official release, till date 7,61,774 people have been evacuated to safe places by the rescue teams of the Army, the Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force, while the government has set up 1,085 in which 2,29,097 people are living.

"For the flood victims, 1,608 community kitchens have been set up," the official said.

"Major rivers in spate have breached banks, inundated new areas and displaced thousands since last week, washing away hundreds of huts and damaging buildings, roads, bridges and standing crops worth crores of rupees."

He said thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes after flood waters entered their villages and have taken shelter at high places, including school buildings and embankments.

First Published: Tue, August 22 2017. 22:00 IST
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