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Bihar floods getting worse

Bihar floods getting worse

The floods in Bihar are getting worse. At present the toll of these floods stands at 91. Around 14 districts are still severely flooded in the state.

The floods have affected 33 lakh people in 642 panchayats of 78 blocks of 14 districts of the state. Severe damage was also done to crops in different parts of the state. According to the disaster management department two fresh deaths were reported from Purnea district on August 5th.

The Purnea district is the one with the maximum number of deaths in Bihar due to the flood. It is reported to have 28 deaths so far. Other districts are Araria with 21 deaths, Katihar with 15 deaths, Supual with 8 deaths, Kishanganj with 5 deaths, Madhepura with 4 deaths, Gopalganj with 4 deaths, Darbhanga with 3 deaths, Saharsa Saran and Muzaffarpur with one death each.

The Ganga River has been flowing above the danger mark at various places due to the heavy rains in the Terai region of Nepal. The river is overflowing at many areas like Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, Ghaghra-Darauli and Gangpur-Siswan in Siwan district.

According to the disaster management department, the Kosi was flowing above danger level at Baltara in Khagaria and Kursela in Katihar.

In Bihar, these are the flood affected 14 districts: Purnea, Kishanganj, Araria, Darbhanga, Madhepura, Bhagalpur, Katihar, Saharsa, Supual, Gopalganj, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran, West Champaran and Saran.

The expected damage done by the floods is that it destroyed crops in 2 lakh hectares of land. The authorities are still trying to get an accurate assessment for it.

In order to tackle the problem, there are 464 relief camps being run in the flood-hit areas. These camps are offering shelter to 3, 86,449 people. 224 medical teams have been deployed to provide their services for the wounded.

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