Bihar floods: Toll rises to 29 as state govt requests IAF for two helicopters to airdrop food packets, medicines in affected areas

  • The death toll due to incessant rainfall and flood in different areas of the state has risen to 29, officials said on Monday

  • According to the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, till now, 29 people have died in the state due to rainfall

  • The state government has requested the Indian Air Force (IAF) for two helicopters for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines, in the flood-affected areas of the region

Patna: The death toll due to incessant rainfall and flood in different areas of the state has risen to 29, officials said on Monday. According to the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, till now, 29 people have died in the state due to rainfall.

The state government has requested the Indian Air Force (IAF) for two helicopters for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines, in the flood-affected areas of the region.
De-watering machines have also been sought by state to provide relief in the flood-affected areas.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday afternoon visited the severely flooded areas of the state capital and issued necessary instructions to the officials for resolving the issue.

 Bihar floods: Toll rises to 29 as state govt requests IAF for two helicopters to airdrop food packets, medicines in affected areas

Patna received heavy rainfall. Picture sourced by Devparna Acharya

The chief minister first visited the Dak Bungalow Chauraha. He then visited Gandhi Maidan, Exhibition road, Kankarbagh Road, NMCH, Agamkuan bridge and Anishabad which are severely waterlogged.

Earlier while speaking to media in Patna, the Chief Minister said, "There has been heavy rainfall in some areas since yesterday and water in Ganga River is rising constantly. But there are proper arrangements and administration is at the spot and making all the efforts to help people."

According to the India Meteorological Department, Patna will receive more rainfall for the next few days accompanied by thunderstorms.

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Updated Date: Oct 01, 2019 00:03:06 IST