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Bihar flood toll mounts to 201

Patna: Over 200 people have died and 6.9 million displaced as the flood situation remained grim in Bihar due to spate in various rivers.Altogether 201 people have died since June 15 and 6.9 million others

PTI Updated on: September 08, 2013 22:04 IST
Nitish conducts aerial survey of flooded areas

The MET department has forecast cloudy sky over the next 24 hours and light rain in several districts.

However, the fear of rain havoc and cloudburst has dissipated in North Bihar districts as the low atmospheric pressure has diverted towards China, it said.

The state government has asked the district magistrates of the flood-affected areas to remain on high alert to meet any eventually arising out of heavy rainfall and spate in the rivers, the report said. 

The rescue and relief works in the rain-affected districts were being carried out on war-footing, it said.

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