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No fresh casaulty reported in Bihar floods; 13 districts


Press Trust of India Patna
The death toll in Bihar floods remained unchanged on Wednesday at 130, but the deluge continued to affect 88.46 lakh people in the 13 districts.
No fresh casaulty has been reported in the past 24 hours from anywhere in the state which has been witnessing flood since early this month due to torrential rainfall in the catchment areas of Nepal, according to the state disaster management department statement here.
A total of 130 deaths were reported on Tuesday.
According to disaster management department report, 88.46 lakh people in 1269 panchayats of 111 blocks of 13 districts have been affected by floods in the state.
The worst-affected districts are Sitamarhi and Madhubani which account for 37 and 30 casualties respectively

taken together more than half of the state-wide death count.
Altogether 13 north Bihar districts have been hit by the deluge out of which only Katihar and West Champaran have reported no deaths so far.
Among the remaining nine districts, Darbhanga accounts for 14 casualties followed by Araria (12) Sheohar (10), Purnea (nine), Kishanganj (seven), Muzaffarpur and Supaul (four each), East Champaran (two) and Saharsa (one).
Food is being prepared for the affected population at 442 community kitchens and distributed by 876 personnel equipped with 133 boats, who are assisted by 19 teams of NDRF dispatched from the headquarters of its 9th battalion here.
With people returning to their homes after water receding in several areas, the number of relief camps has reduced to four in which 1250 people have taken shelter.
The flood water has started receding from Darbhanga, where more than 16.33 lakh people have been affected by inundation, and the traffic on Darbhanga-Samastipur rail section is likely to start again in next two-three days, Darbhanga District Magistrate Thyagrajan SM said.
He said he had a talk with Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Samastipur in this regard.
According to Water Resources department daily bulletin, the number of rivers flowing above the danger level has reduced to four from five. The rivers- Baghmati, Burhi Gandak, Adhwara and Khiroi- are flowing above their danger level at seven places in Bihar.
As per meteorological department's forecast, light rainfall is expected in the catchment areas of all the rivers of Bihar till Thursday morning.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 8:30 PM IST

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