26 dead, about 22 lakh affected in Bihar floods

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Patna, Jul 29: Twenty-six individuals have passed on and around 22 lakh were influenced so far in Bihar surges with numerous streams, including Koshi, streaming above risk mark.

While Kishanganj alone accounted eight surge related passings, seven others died in Purnia region, the state Disaster Management Department said today.

Katihar and Madhepura region represented two passings each, while Araria and Saharsa recorded one loss each in the present influx of surges, it said in an announcement.

An expected 21.99 lakh individuals have been influenced by surge crosswise over 10 areas – Purnia, Kishanganj, Araria, Darbhanga, Madhepura, Bhagalpur, Katihar, Saharsa, Supaul and Gopal region, the announcement said.

A territory of 1.83 lakh hectare has been submerged, while the harvests spread more than .83 lakh hectare got harmed even as the quantum of misfortune was under evaluation.

Inside and out 392 pucca houses have been harmed, while the quantity of harmed kuchcha houses remained at 4,703.

Upwards of 4,639 hutments have additionally been harmed in the storm.

The estimation of harm to houses and hutments remained at Rs 67.91 lakh even as appraisal was being made about estimation of harmed open properties.

The Disaster Management Department proclamation said waterways like Kagmati-Benibad in Muzaffarpur, Aghwara-Kamtaul in Darbhanga, Koshi-Baltara in Khagaria, Koshi-Kursela in Katihar, Mahananda-Dhengra in Purnia and Jhawa in Katihar were streaming over the peril level.

A sum of 8,850 water crafts have been squeezed into administration to empty individuals stranded in overflowed ranges with around 3.89 lakh individuals being cleared as such.