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PATNA: The Flood situation During the past 24 hours in Bihar, more than 20,000 people affected by the disaster in 16 districts remained serious on Monday. Disaster Management Department Bulletin said.
The total number of flood-affected people in the state has risen to 74.40 lakh, while the number of deaths due to the deluge is 24.
By Sunday evening 74.19 lakh people were hit by the disaster and 23 people died.
However, with the reduction in the number of flood victims in a day there is a ray of hope.
“The number of fresh people affected by the floods has come down to just 11,800 people in the last 24 hours,” said an official from the disaster management department.
He said that the number of community kitchens has come down from 1,267 to 1,239 on Sunday.
“For us, this phase of flooding has ended and things will improve in the coming days if there is no major untoward incident,” he said.
The Bulletin states that 10 people died in Darbhanga due to floods, followed by six in Muzaffarpur, four in West Champaran and two each in Saran and Siwan.
The 16 flood-affected districts are Sitamarhi, Shehar, Supaul, Kishanganj, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, West Champaran, East Champaran, Khagaria, Saran, Samastipur, Siwan, Madhubani, Madhepura and Saharsa.
During the joint rescue operations carried out by 20 teams of 20, a total of 5.08 lakh people have been evacuated from the affected areas. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and 13 teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) said.
Bagmati, like rivers Burhi Gandak, Kamlabalan, Adhwara, Khiroi, Ghaghra are flowing above the danger level, while Ganga is also flowing 15 cm above the danger mark in Kahalgaon, Bhagalpur.
However, the Bulletin of the Water Resources Department states that the Ganga’s water level has dropped by a few centimeters in many places such as Munger, Bhagalpur, Digha Ghat and Gandhi Ghat (both in Patna).
On Tuesday, the MeT department has predicted light to moderate rain in the catchment areas of all the rivers flowing in Bihar.
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