Bihar floods: Over 24 lakh lives badly affected
At least 22 persons have been killed in flood-related incidents and around 24 lakh lives thrown out of gear, with many areas especially riverine belts of 12 districts badly worst hit, in flood-wrecked Bihar.
The floods have affected 1115 villages under 362 panchayats in 12 districts of the state, a Disaster Management Department statement said.
Twelve persons were killed in Bhojpur district, six in Vaishali , two in Bhagalpur and one each in Buxar and Lakhisarai district.
The Ganga was flowing above danger mark at seven places in various parts of four districts – Digha ghat, Gandhi ghat, Hathidah in Patna, Bhagalpur and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, Munger district and Buxar district.
The 12 flood-affected districts of the state are Buxar, Bhojpur, Patna, Vaishali, Saran, Begusarai, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Khagaria, Munger, Bhagalpur and Katihar, the statement said.