Even as Bihar is fighting the growing number of COVID-19 cases of coronavirus, the state’s flood situation will get worse and worse.
The gurgitating rivers that pass through Bihar’s northern districts have affected more than 45 lakh people so far, according to the state disaster management department on Friday.
Across 1012 panchayats of 14 districts, as many as 45.39 lakh people were left in misery in the calamity as compared with the previous days figure of 39.63 lakh, according to the bulletin issued by the department.
In the past 24 hours, the number of people affected by the floods has risen by more than half a million, while no life loss has been recorded in the same period, the death toll remains at 11, the department said.
The NDRF and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are carrying out relief and rescue operations.
Up to now, as many as 3,76 lakh people have been evacuated from flood-ravaged areas from which 26,732 are lodged in relief camps.
West Champaran, East Champaran, Saran, Gopalganj, Siwan, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Khagaria, Samastipur, Kishanganj, Supaul and Sheohar are the 14 flood-hit districts.
While West Champaran and Darbhanga are the only distrcits to have reported flood-related deaths, four and seven, respectively.