INDIA

Bihar Floods: 33 NDRF, SDRF Teams Deployed In 16 Districts, Death Toll Rises To 19

Mumbai: According to the state government’s disaster management department, more than 30 teams, including the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and SDRF, have been deployed to deal with the floods that affect many districts in Bihar.

According to data released by the department on Wednesday, 16 districts of the state have been affected by rising water.

It destroyed 19 human lives and affected a combined population of 66,60,655. As of Wednesday, a total of 12,202 people have been sent to relief camps.

Earlier, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his condolences on the loss of lives in three different incidents of boats’ capitalization in the flood-affected districts of Khagaria, Saharsa, and Darbhanga and directed the district administration to provide the corpus.

The Chief Minister said in a Hindi-translated tweet, “The incidents of a boat sinking in Khagaria, Saharsa, and Darbhanga are tragic. I have directed the district administration to provide ex-gratia money to the dependents of the dead.”

The Chief Minister also conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of the state on Wednesday. Kumar visited a flood relief camp and community kitchen for flood victims in Darbhanga, one of the flood-affected districts.

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