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Bihar floods: Toll rises to 415, PM Modi to inspect situation with Nitish

Modi would make an aerial survey of the flood affected districts of Araria, Purnia, Katihar

ANI  |  Purnia 

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister has reached Purnia and would make an aerial survey of the flood affected areas in Bihar, with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was present at the airport to receive the former.

Prime Minister Modi is visiting to take stock of the situation, after the death toll mounted to 415, with 21 districts being affected by the deluge.

The Prime Minister would make an aerial survey of the flood affected districts of Araria, Purnia, Katihar and Kishanganj.

In addition to it, he will hold a meeting with Chief Minister and other officials in Purnia.

Earlier in the morning Chief Minister reached to Purnia to receive Prime Minister Modi.

He will undertake an aerial survey of the flood affected area with Nitish and will discuss flood relief schemes.

Later in the day, he will reach Patna and will visit Gahlor, Prakhand- Mohra, Jila districts.

According to officials, the state government will submit a detailed report to the Prime Minister for central assistance.

Over one crore seventy lakh people in have been affected by the floods in the state.

The situation continues to worsen in Muzaffarpur, Samastipur and Darbhanga districts. Urban areas of Muzaffarpur have been deluged following the overflow of water in the Tirhut Canal.

Turbulent water of Burhi Gandak is posing a threat to the embankment in Samastipur. The rising water level of Bagmati is spreading in fresh areas of Darbhanga.

Rail traffic on Darbhanga-Samastipur section continues to be disrupted.

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First Published: Sat, August 26 2017. 11:03 IST
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