Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Bihar floods: Over 24 lakh lives badly affected

Narada Desk | August 24, 2016 9:59 am Print
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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