Army Column, ETF deployed in Bihar flood-affected areas for rescue operations

At least 27 people were rescued from Katihar, 106 from Madhubani, 84 from East Champaran and 18 from West Champaran.

Published: 19th August 2017 11:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2017 11:12 AM   |  A+A-

For representational purposes (File | PTI)


PATNA: One Army Column and one Engineer Task Force (ETF) have been deployed in six districts of Bihar, which have been successful in rescuing more than 300 people from the flood-hit areas.
At least 27 people were rescued from Katihar, 106 from Madhubani, 84 from East Champaran and 18 from West Champaran.
Besides the rescue operation, 15,765 food packets were distributed among the flood-affected people and around 4,439 were provided with medical aid.
Arrangements have also been made for crowd control and repair of embankment.
According to the incoming reports, more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being airlifted from Pune to Patna.
Supaul, Saharsa, Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Khagaria, Darbhanga and Madhepura districts are the other districts which have been affected by floods.
Yesterday, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were working on war-footing to combat the situation in the flood-affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and West Bengal and fanned out its 126 flood rescue teams so far across the country to help the affected people. 

After more than 100 deaths in Bihar due to floods this month, the NDRF teams had intensified their rescue operations in the state.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp