Bihar rains: Death toll rises to 45, Patna limps back to normalcy 

Patna witnessed no rainfall in the last 48 hours and bright sunshine encouraged the marooned people to venture out of their houses to carry on with their daily lives with restoration work now in full

Published: 03rd October 2019 08:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2019 08:59 AM   |  A+A-

Bihar floods, Patna

Army personals rescue NCC cadets stuck in the water logged camp after heavy rainfall in Patna. (Photo |PTI)

By Express News Service

PATNA:  At least 45 people have died in rain-related incidents in Bihar following a torrential spell that took place between September 27 and 30, authorities said.

Intensified rescue and relief operations are now underway in the submerged localities.

Patna witnessed no rainfall in the last 48 hours and bright sunshine encouraged the marooned people to venture out of their houses to carry on with their daily lives with restoration work now in full swing.

An official release by the government has put the total number of people affected by the devastating spell at 17.09 lakh.

The districts affected were Patna, Bhojpur, Bhagalpur, Khagaria, Samastipur, Begusarai, Lakhisarai and Vaishali situated on either side of the Ganga besides Arwal, Nawada and Nalanda in the Magadh region and Darbhanga and Katihar in Mithila.

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.)

Comments

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 newindianexpress.com 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 newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com 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. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp