Bihar Floods: 73 Dead, Patna Continues to Reel Under Impact of Flood; NDRF Evacuates Over 9,000 People From Affected Areas
Bihar Floods (Photo Credits: PTI)

Patna, October 3: At least 73 people have died in rain-related incidents in Bihar after torrential showers wrecked havoc across the state between September 27 and 30. The disaster management department informed that that out of the 73 deaths so far, Bhagalpur accounted for the maximum number of casualties. While several areas trudged towards normalcy on Thursday, Patna's Pataliputra colony and Rajendra Nagar continued to reel under impact of flood. Bihar Floods: Woman Breaks Down While Recalling Her Ordeal in Flooded Kankarbagh Area of Patna; Watch Video.

The torrential rains triggered flood-like situation in many parts in the state especially in Patna. Normal life was crippled as water-logging and floods in several parts led to inundation of many power sub-stations forcing people to live without electricity for the past few days. The  rainfall activity in Bihar has however reduced and restoration work is being taken up in full swing. Bihar Floods: BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav Falls into River While Visiting Affected Area As Makeshift Boat Capsizes, Watch Video.

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The districts hit by the incessant rains included 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. Reports inform that the water level in major rivers including Ganga, Koshi, Gandak, Bagmati, Mahananda, are on the rise. '

Till Wednesday, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams evacuated more than 9,000 flood-affected people in Bihar since September 28. The teams are also helping district authorities in providing essential supplies like food, medicines, drinking water to the people through NDRF boats while 2 medical teams are providing medical assistance to needy.