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Bihar floods: Over 24 lakh lives badly affected

The flood affected 1115 villages under 362 panchayats in 12 districts of the state
Bihar Flood

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.

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