The Bihar Post

12 million population affected by floods in Bihar, toll climbs to 212

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PATNA: The toll in Bihar floods mounted to 212 on Sunday with 61 deaths reported in the past 24 hours even as floodwaters entered fresh areas.

Of the total casualties, 42 alone have been reported from Araria district, followed by 31 deaths in Sitamarhi, 29 in West Champaran, 13 in Supaul, 12 in Madhubani, 11 eash in Kishanganj and east Champaran, 10 in Darbhanga, 9 each in Madhepura and Purnia, 4 each in Saharsa, Sheohar and Gopalgnaj, 2 in Khagaria and 2 in Saran.

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Floods have so far affected 1.21 crore (12.1 million) people settled in 1,842 panchayats across 18 districts of Bihar even as authorities battle to rush relief and rescue the villagers trapped in flood waters.

According to a report received from Disaster management department, 625,758 people have been evacuated so far while 422,106 people have been lodged in 1,336 relief camps.

Meanwhile, floodwaters entered more areas today after Budhi Gandak river breached its right embankment in Mushahari block in Muzaffarpur district.

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