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Jul 28 2020


Bihar: Floodwaters Enter New Areas, Hit A Million More People; 24.5 Lakh Affected In 11 Districts

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Floodwaters spread to new areas in the 11 affected districts of Bihar, hitting one million more population, even though no fresh death was reported and the toll remained at 10, the Disaster Management Department said on Monday.The latest bulletin, said a total of 24.42 lakh people have been hit by floods in 765 panchayats of 93 blocks of 11 districts with Darbhanga being the worst-hit, where 8.87 lakh people have been displaced in its 14 blocks.

 

 

 

 

The Sunday bulletin had said the number of flood- hit population in Bihar was nearly 15 lakh in 11 districts.Apart from Darbhanga, East Champaran and Muzaffarpur districts are badly affected where 7.0 lakh and 3.20 lakh people have been impacted, the bulletin said.The air-dropping operation of food packets by Indian Air Force helicopters has been stopped from this evening in Gopalganj, Darbhanga and East Champaran districts.

 

 

 

 

The operation had started in these places on July 25.A senior officer of the Disaster Management department said the relief distribution through boats and other means would continue in these places as also in other marooned districts.Each relief packet contains two-and-a-half kg of flattened rice, one kg gram, half kg jaggery, matchbox and a packet of candles which were being prepared at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in the state capital.

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