At least 19 People Killed in Bihar Rains


Incessant rainfall hits normal life in Bihar, and at least 19 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in the state capital, while 14 people have died across Uttar Pradesh owing to the rainfall and flood-like situation in the region.

As many as 19 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in the state to rescue the victims of flood.

The NDRF teams carried out evacuation operation on Sunday in low lying parts of Patna and evacuated 235 people to safer places.

So far, NDRF has rescued two people and evacuated 4945 people and 45 livestock.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is closely monitoring the situation of states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, said Nityanand Rai, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs as quoted by news agency ANI.

Rai further stated that the MHA is in close contact with the administration of rain-affected state and as per the demand from the Bihar government additional National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have also been deployed in Patna.

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