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78 killed and 5,500,000 affected as flood situation worsens in the Indian state of Bihar

78 killed and 5,500,000 affected as flood situation worsens in the Indian state of Bihar

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Flash floods caused by heavy rains in catchment areas of Nepal have ravaged a dozen districts of Bihar so far, claiming 78 lives and affecting 55 lakh people, the state’s disaster management department said on Thursday. Sitamarhi reported the highest number of 18 casualties, followed by Madhubani (14), Araria (12), Sheohar and Darbhanga (nine each), Purnea (seven), Kishanganj (four), Supaul (three) and East Champaran (two), it said in a release. The number of deaths in Bihar rose by 11 since Wednesday.
Source: 78 killed and 5,500,000 affected as flood situation worsens in the Indian state of Bihar

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