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Bihar flood worsens, death toll mounts to 119: Watch ground report

The flood situation in Bihar got grimmer today with 47 more people losing their lives on Thursday.

Written by: India TV News Desk, Channapatna [ Updated: August 18, 2017 19:42 IST ]
119 people have so far lost their lives in floods in Bihar

The flood situation in Bihar worsened today as the death toll mounted to 119, with 47 more people losing their lives on Thursday alone. The deluge has affected nearly 98 lakh people in 16 districts, forced postponement of examination and cancellation of trains, officials said. 

Though the Met office has forecast possibility of rain in southern Bihar for one more week, there would be less rainfall in Nepal and northern parts of Bihar. The health department has launched a toll free number 104, officials said, adding hospitals have been direstced to maintain a sufficient stock of anti-snake and anti-rabies injections. 

Araria district accounted for 20 deaths, followed by East Champaran (14), West Champaran (13), Madhepura (12), Sitamarhi (11), Kisanganj (8), Purnea (5), Madhubani (5), Darbhanga (4), Saharsa (3), Sheohar (2) and Supual (1), said Disaster Management Department Principal Secretary Pratyay Amrit. 

 

India TV's five reporters are in Bihar to bring the ground reports from the flood affected regions. Watch the report here: 

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