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Heavy rain in Bihar claims at least 13 lives, water-logging paralyses state

According to weather department, the state capital has received more than 200 mm of rainfall since Friday evening

People walking in waterlogged streets of Rajendranagar in patna, Bihar | Photo: PTI
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People walking in waterlogged streets of Rajendranagar in patna, Bihar | Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India Patna
At least 13 persons have died after buildings collapsed and trees fell on them due to incessant rain in Patna, Bhagalpur and Kaimur districts of Bihar.

The three districts are among over a dozen in the state that were lashed by incessant rain for close to 48 hours bringing normal business to a grinding halt and disrupting rail and road traffic in most places.

According to weather department, the state capital has received more than 200 mm of rainfall since Friday evening, which was described by Principal Secretary, Disaster Management department, Pratyay Amrit as "totally unexpected".

He also expressed concern

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First Published: Sep 29 2019 | 4:32 PM IST

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