The death toll in accidents involving rain and flood has reached 29 in Bihar. Thousands of people are searching for safe havens in rains. The extent to which Bihar is helpless in front of rain can be gauged from the fact that in many areas of the capital Patna, there is 6 to 7 feet of water on the roads while People are forced to build a hideout on the roofs. Along with the NDRF, the SDRF team is also involved in the rescue. the Meteorological Department estimates that there may be relief from rain in the state soon.
The number of dead in rain-related accidents in the state is increasing. According to the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, “So far 29 people have died in the state due to rain.” The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in 14 districts. However, the department has forecast that there may be some relief from the rain on Monday.
All schools and colleges in Patna and Darbhanga are closed till Tuesday. The meteorological department has issued a yellow alert in 9 districts of Orange and 5 districts in the state.
The Bihar government has demanded two choppers from the Indian Air Force to airlift people stranded in the flood-affected areas and drop food packets. Along with this, the government has also demanded to give water dispenser from the Air Force.
There are worse conditions in Patna. The entire city has been transformed into a big lake. Lower areas like Rajendra Nagar and Pataliputra Colony have been flooded. Many hospitals, shops, markets in the city have been inundated. Traffic has been badly affected. It has become difficult for people to leave the house.
Thousands of people are stranded in flood waters after torrential rains. Between 6 and 7 feet of waterlogging, people’s water and ration have been exhausted. Except the first floor of the house, people are now taking shelter on the second floor and roofs. On Sunday, 150 girls were evacuated from Girls Hostel in Rajendranagar.