An aerial view of flooding affected regions, in Darbhanga district on Sunday. (PTI photo)
PATNA: Almost 15 lakh people have been affected by flooding 11 districts of Bihar, and also at least 10 have lost their lives at the deluge, the disaster management division said on Sunday. According to the section, Darbhanga is your worst-affected district, as 5. 36 lakh individuals there have been homeless or are trapped within their houses.
Floodwaters have entered houses in Bishunpur village of Darbhanga district, forcing individuals to wade through waist-deep wateras they attempt to salvage their valuables.
“We see flooding each year, but this year all documents are broken,” a resident of this village said.
Likewise, a lot of men and women in Mabbi village of this district and a few from the adjoining regions have proven to reside on the roads, as parts of the homes are washed away from the deluge.
A total of 131 panchayats of 12 cubes of Darbhanga district have been affected by the flooding, the division said in its bulletin.
At Muzaffarpur district, more than two lakh individuals are changed, while the amount of victims in East Champaran has touched two. 72 lakh, the bulletin said.
Other districts impacted on account of this flooding are Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Supaul, Kishanganj, Gopalganj, West Champaran, Khagaria and Saran.
“A total of 14. 95 lakh people have been affected by flooding at 625 panchayats of 86 cubes in 11 areas of Bihar,” the bulletin said.
Seventeen groups of those NDRF and eight of those SDRF are included in the rescue operations.
As many as 1. 36 lakh people are evacuated in the marooned areas up to now, the department said, including 14,011 individuals have set upward in 26 relief camps.
Around 1. ) 77 lakh people were being fed 463 community flats in the country.
Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters have dropped food packs in many flood-hit places. Each packet comprises two-and-half kg of rice, 1 ounce g, 500 gm jaggery, a game box and packet of candles.
Meanwhile, a lady delivered a baby on a few of those rescue ships of NDRF’s 9th battalion at East Champaran. The toddler’s mom hailed from Gobari village of this district.
NDRF Commandant Vijay Sinha explained that the NDRF employees are trained in managing childbirth through crises. The mother and the newborn woman were changed to a nearby main health centre.
Many rivers like Baghmati, Burhi Gandak, Kamlabalan, Lalbakeya, Adhwara, Khiroi, Mahananda and Ghaghra are flowing above the danger level, an official in water sources department said.
The Ganga is flowing below the danger mark whatsoever places, however it continues to swell,” he explained
Many trains around the Muzaffarpur-Narkatiaganj and Samastipur-Darbhanga segments have shifted their paths, although there are many others that have been redirected or short-terminated, East Central Railway (ECR) CPRO Rajesh Kumar stated.