Bihar Flood Toll Rises To 135
After Bhojpur district, the maximum number of deaths in the second round of floods in the state were reported from Vaishali (7), Samastipur (6), Saran (5), Bhagalpur and Khagaria two each and Buxar, Lakhisarai and Munger one each. The Ganga was flowing above the 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 are Buxar, Bhojpur, Patna, Vaishali, Saran, Begusarai, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Khagaria, Munger, Bhagalpur and Katihar, the statement said, adding 28 cattle also perished in the deluge. A total of 3.44 lakh people were evacuated, the release said, adding 433 relief camps were being run in the flood-hit areas, giving shelter to 1.74 lakh people. A total of 227 medical teams were providing services to the affected. Besides, 108 camps have been opened for animals, it said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited various relief camps in Patna to interact with those residing in camps.