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Floods in Bihar hit 16 districts, 83.62 lakh people affected so far

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Srinagar: The severe condition of floods in the Bihar state of India, have taken a huge toll on the people as 16 districts of the state have been hit affecting around 83.62 lakh people so far.

According to data showed by the state’s Disaster Management, 27 people have died due to the flood as of now.

The Ganga River is still flowing above the danger mark and the water level in most of the rivers is on a rise which can further aggravate the situation amid the COVID crisis, Scroll.in reported.

As deadly Coronavirus outbreak is giving a tough time to the country, the incessant rain is adding to the adversity in the state as people are losing their shelter and are at a high risk of getting infected with the virus too.

In South India’s Andhra Pradesh, the situation remained the same as the water level in Godavari River has risen high.

Due to the volatile situation, 60,000 locals who were in need of shelter, have been provided with relief camps in the west and West Godavari districts, the report mentioned.

Apart from these two states, the heavy rains seem distressing for several parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan as well, as India Meteorological Department issued a red alert for Rajasthan, Saurashtra and Kutch regions on Monday.

The region, according to weather reports, is expected to receive extremely heavy downpour. According to MeT department, there are chances of heavy downpour in southwest Rajasthan, Gujarat and Rajasthan on Monday.

Meanwhile, former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has requested the people to help those who are affected due to Assam and Bihar floods.

“My thoughts & prayers with all those families affected by the Assam & Bihar floods. Over 68 lives lost & 3.6 million people affected in Assam alone. I appeal to all Indians, to come together, join in the efforts to help support those affected in these extreme flood situations,” Sachin tweeted:

 

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