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Bihar foods: 4 dead, 18 lakh affected, CM Nitish Kumar calls high-level meeting

Bihar foods: 4 dead, 18 lakh affected, CM Nitish Kumar calls high-level meeting

Heavy Rains have caused havoc in Bihar. Four people have died in floods which have affected 18 lakh people in 9 districts.

The floods caused because of the rains in Eastern Bihar have killed four people on Sunday and has disrupted life in nine districts of Bihar (approximately 18 lakh people).

According to the official report, two of the deceased belong to Araria, and the rest two belonged to Sheohar and Kishanganj respectively.

According to the reports presented by the Disaster Management Department due to the rains in the catchment areas, which is bordering Nepal all the five rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level.

On Saturday according to the IMD north Bihar has received a record of rainfall with East Champaran receiving 214.92 mm of rains, Sitamarshi at 154.55 mm and Muzaffarpur receiving 125.15 mm of rains.

Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, had a high-level meeting to discuss the situation and then later he took an aerial survey of the affected areas like Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sheohar, Sitamarhi and East Champaran districts to understand the damage.

The affected nine districts are Sheohar, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, Madhubani, Araria, Kishanganj, Supaul, Darbhanga, and Muzaffarpur.

Sitamarhi and Araria are the worst affected with 11 lakh and 5 lakh people hit respectively. The relief and rescue operations have begun, and The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) have deployed around 13 teams for the rescue operation.

Around 153 camps have been set, and 45,053 people have started taking shelters, and about 251 community kitchens have set up.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning which stated that Bihar and West –Bengal will face” heavy to hefty rains” in the next few days.

People who live in the banks of Koshi, Gandak, Budhi Gandak, Ganga, and Bagmati have started leaving their homes. In West Bengal areas like Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar and Alipurduar the sub-Himalayan districts of Darjeeling have been bearing the brunt of these rains.

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