The flood hit Bihar has intensified. Hundreds of villages have been submerged in Gopalganj, Motihari, Samastipur and Muzaffarpur. To save lives, people leave home and livestock and take refuge in the National Highways and other high altitudes. Rivers are showing rage. Villagers are being absorbed in water. The Gandak river is flowing over the road in Motihari.
12 districts of Bihar are flood affected and floods have affected about 1 million population. On Sunday, the flood situation in Bihar became more serious and 5 more people died due to floods. About 40 lakh people are affected by floods in Assam and Bihar.
The population of 14,95,132 people in 11 districts of Bihar is affected by floods and 13,6,464 people have been evacuated to safe places. According to information received from the Water Resources Department, the Bagmati river, Budhi Gandak, Kamla Balan, Lalbakia, Punpun, Adhwara, Khiroi, Mahananda and Ghaghra river are still flowing above the danger mark at various places.
A railway official said that many trains of Muzaffarpur-Narkatiaganj and Samastipur-Darbhanga sections had to be diverted. A total of 25 teams of NDRF and SDRF have been deployed to carry out rescue and relief operations in these flood affected districts of Bihar. Air Force helicopters on Sunday also dropped food packets in flood-affected districts.
A railway official said that many trains of Muzaffarpur-Narkatiaganj and Samastipur-Darbhanga sections had to be diverted. A total of 25 teams of NDRF and SDRF have been deployed to carry out rescue and relief operations in these flood affected districts of Bihar.
In the Kalyanpur block of Samastipur, the havoc of the Bagmati river is so broken that the connectivity of many villages has been severed from the headquarters. People have built a hideout on a high school building. But flood water has also filled up around the school, posing a threat to the people staying there. Many villages have drowned here.
People running away from home in Gopalganj
Due to the break of Saran embankment in Gopalganj, 7 to 8 feet of water has been filled in many villages of Barauli Block. Here, you have to run away leaving the goods kept in the house. Because the flood water is continuously increasing. If the NDRF team did not reach here on Sunday, Aaj Tak’s team rescued the elderly woman trapped in the flood.
Camp on the road in Muzaffarpur district
In Muzaffarpur district, the Gandak river has caused great destruction. Here flood water has entered into Mithanpura and Madhavpur villages. Water is filled up to the waist in dozens of villages here. Home and again, the farm barn has flooded everyone. Hundreds of people are going by boat towards NH-57, which is a high altitude area.
Daughter born on boat in Motihari
The process of destruction continues in Motihari due to floods. Here a woman gave birth to a newborn daughter on the boat of NDRF. They had come to pick up the NDRF team on the information of labor pains, but Gandak’s havoc took time to arrive and then the baby was born before reaching the hospital. Thankfully, now both are healthy in the hospital.
24.58 lakh people vulnerable in Assam
Here, floods have also caused major devastation in Assam. NDRF conducted a rescue operation on Sunday in Barpeta district of Assam. Around 2600 people were rescued from the floods. 2409 villages are affected by floods all over Assam. About 24.58 lakh population is in the grip of flood.
So far 120 people have died. In this 97 people have died due to floods while 23 people have died due to landslide. Nearly 50 thousand people have been kept in 564 relief camps in the state. Golapara district of Assam is most affected by floods.
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