Bihar flood toll rises to 67; over 48 lakh affected

-The Indian Express

The highest number of casualties were reported from Sitamarhi with 17 deaths, followed by Araria (12), Madhubani (11), Sheohar (9), Purnea (7) Darbhanga (5), Kishanganj (4) and Supaul (2).

Patna: The toll in the Bihar floods rose to 67 on Wednesday with over 48 lakh people being affected in 12 districts across the state.

The highest number of casualties were reported from Sitamarhi with 17 deaths, followed by Araria (12), Madhubani (11), Sheohar (9), Purnea (7) Darbhanga (5), Kishanganj (4) and Supaul (2).

A total of 831 panchayats in 92 blocks were affected by flash floods caused by additional water discharge from Nepal.

Pratyaya Amrit, Principal Secretary of the Disaster Management Department, said, “About 1.15 lakh people have been living in relief camps. We are also running 1,116 community kitchens in flood-affected areas. Twenty-six teams of NDRF and SDRF have been in operation”.

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The Indian Express, 18 July, 2019, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/bihar-flood-toll-rises-to-67-48-lakh-affected-5834986/

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