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Major News and Events of 19 August 2017

What Happened on 19 August 2017


17 Districts of Bihar affected as flood claims life of 153 people

In one of the worst ever floods that hit Bihar recently, around 1.08 crore people have been affected in 17 districts of Bihar. According to the report of the MeT Dept, Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnea are likely to witness rain today. These floods have affected almost 1,688 panchayats of Bihar. Also, the condition in some of the areas of eastern Uttar Pradesh adjoining Nepal is worse. Railways in Bihar continue to be worst affected by floods. Army was called in for rescue operations. Seven Army teams comprising 2,228 personnel are conducting rescue operations with the help of 118 boats and 28 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams comprising 1,152 personnel have been deployed. 1,765 community kitchens have been looking after the needs of 3.44lakh people in the flood affected areas. 30 deaths have been reported in Araria district, 23 in West Champaran, 13 in Sitamarhi, 11 each in Kisanganj, East Champaran and Supal, 9 each in Purnia and Madhepura, 8 in Madhuban, 7 in Kathiar, 4 each in Gopalganj, Saharsa and Darbhanga, 3 each in Khagaria and Sheohar, 2 in Saran and one in Muzaffarpur as reported by Anirudh Kumar, Special Secretary in Disaster Management Dept.




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