Flood situation worsens in Bihar; two more die

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published Published on Aug 1, 2020   modified Modified on Aug 2, 2020

-PTI/ The Hindu

Close to 50 lakh affected due to overflowing rivers

Patna: Floods claimed two more lives in Bihar on Saturday taking the death toll to 13, while the number of people affected by the calamity inched closer to 50 lakh as the waters of overflowing rivers reached fresh areas of the State’s northern part.

According to the bulletin issued by the State disaster management department, two fresh casualties were reported from Muzaffarpur district. Earlier, Darbhanga and West Champaran had reported seven and four deaths respectively.

The number of people affected by the floods, across 14 districts, stood at 49.05 lakh, up from 45.39 lakh on Friday. The number of affected panchayats too has risen to 1,043 from 1,012 on the previous day.

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The Hindu, 1 August, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/flood-situation-worsensin-bihar-two-more-die/article32250074.ece?homepage=true

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