Situation Report on Bihar Floods: PGVS & CA

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In neighbouring Uttarakhand, 17 people were killed and more than 30 including soldiers were missing in floods, domestic media reported.

Meanwhile, railway traffic remained disrupted in most of North Bihar including traffic on Darbhanga-Samastipur, Saharsa-Purnia, Motihari-Sugauli, Bagaha-Bettiah, Forbesganj-Jogbani, and Katihar-Malda divisions.

The toll due to the floods triggered by rains in Nepal and northern parts of the state was 72 on Wednesday, and 73.44 lakh people in 14 districts were hit.

More rain was forecast in the coming days in the flood-hit areas, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. The health department has launched a toll-free number "104" to provide information on floods.

A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said a total of 108 lakh people spread over 1,688 panchayats had been affected by the floods.

Amrit said 3.59 lakh people have been shifted to safer places. Food packets are being airdropped in inundated areas.

"On date, there are about 120 passengers, who are stranded at Guwahati station and railway administration is taking all necessary steps to extend all possible assistance to these people", the statement said. The cancelled trains included 12235 Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani, 12424 New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani till August 20.

With large stretches on all sections under water, officials said, work on repairing them could start only after the flood waters recede.

This whole situation becomes annoying because people are dying and nobody is helping them out like the way it supposed to.

The state's chief minister conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts.

133 people have died so far this year in flood- related incidents.

32 million people have been affected in 24 districts. Almost 623 people were deployed from the affected areas.

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