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Dead, 1 Crore Affected As Bihar's Flood Crisis Worsens: 10 Points

Dead, 1 Crore Affected As Bihar's Flood Crisis Worsens: 10 Points

The toll in Bihar floods rose to 153 on while the number of those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 10 million mark.

119 people have been reported dead while almost 1 crore have been affected so far.

The worst hit districts are Araria, Katihar, West Champaran and Sitamarhi from where maximum number of casualties has been reported. She said 31 of the country's 64 districts have been hit by the floods, forcing almost 300,000 people to flee their homes and take refuge in makeshift shelters.

The MeT office said Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnea are likely to witness rain or thundershower on Saturday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar accompanied by his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh conducted an aerial survey of Gopalganj, Bagha, Bettiah in West Champaran, and Raxual and Motihari in East Champaran.

The NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE, NDRF has intensified its rescue and relief operations in flood ravaged state of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and fanned out its 126 flood rescue teams across the country to help the people affected by floods.

The state officials said that 28 people have also died in the fresh wave of flooding in the north-eastern state of Assam since Thursday.

According to the official, 408,903 people have been evacuated to safer places by the Army, NDRF, SDRF and other rescue teams in the last four days. Three more deaths were reported to the central control room at the state secretariat in Kolkata, taking the toll to 55 since July 21.

The level of floodwater in Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, Darbhanga and Samastipur districts kept on rising on Saturday, said disaster management department officials. At present, 18.65 lakh people are affected in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Majuli districts.

Around 1,151 panchayats falling under the 14 districts have been impacted by the floods. It is already flowing 31 cm above the danger line. Rescue operations are in full swing in the flood-affected areas.

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