National

Flood Kills 56 In Bihar So Far, CM Nitish Kumar Organises Relief Camps

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
4708
| August 15 , 2017 , 19:24 IST

After heavy rainfall in Bihar, lakhs of people have been effected. Now, the over-flowing river from Nepal has worsened the situaiton. Anirudh Kumar, Bihar's Additional Secretary of Disaster Management confirmed the news of 56 people dying in flood on Tuesday.

Bihar's Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar on Monday assured that relief and food camps were organised after surveying the flood affected districts.

Also Read: Bihar Flood: Situation Gets Worse, Nitish Calls For Prime Minister's Help

Nitish said, "The relief and food camps were conducted in the area. I have also called a meeting now so that I can order them what is to be done next. Tomorrow, we will send chief secretary of Disaster Management, Road construction department, Rural Works Department and all DMs to assess situation. The rescue and relief operation have been going on. We had asked for IAF helicopter to distribute food packets."

PM, Narendra Modi also had a word with Nitish Kumar on Monday regarding the floods. PMO later took it to twitter mentioning about the conversation between the two. PM, Modi also expressed his grief and assured the people affected to have the situation monitored.

He further said "My thoughts are with all those affected by floods in parts of Bihar. The situation is being monitored closely".

Three columns of Army have already been deployed in the flood-hit areas after Nitish seeked help from Army and Air Forces.

People died were reportedly from Kishanganj, East Champaran, West Champaran, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Madhepura, Sitamarhi and Sheohar districts of Bihar.