Nitish Kumar Says Rescue Operations Underway For Flood-hit Bihar

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Nitish Kumar said on September 29 about floods taking place in Bihar due to heavy rainfall and said rescue teams from every dept is working continuously

Written By Sheetal Shenoy | Mumbai | Updated On:

Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar while speaking to media on September 29 spoke about the flood taking place in Bihar due to heavy rainfall and said, "continuously the water levels are increasing. There is no balance in nature. Earlier it was the situation of drought everywhere and now that this time it's a flood-like situation with Ganga river flowing above the water level. And now there is continuous rainfall going on for the last 4-5 days."

Read: 48 Dead In 4 States Due To Rain: UP Worst Hit; Bihar Affected

'Every department from the police to rescue teams is working'

While discussing the unpredictability of weather, Nitish Kumar said, "Not even the weather IMD can predict when will this rainfall stop. The IMD predicts something in the morning and changes it in the afternoon." 

Sharing details of the rescue operations underway amidst the water-logging, he said, "Every department from the police to rescue teams are working continuously to get rid of the floods. We are also providing fresh drinking water and food as well."

"Our team is at every place helping people. We have alerted for the situation before as well. We are providing every possible help but people have to stay strong. We are providing every possible help."

Read: Patna Floods: Rains And Thunderstorm Likely To Continue This Week

Heavy rains in Bihar claims lives

The meteorological department said heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places over eastern UP on Sunday. 

48 people died in rain-related incidents, a majority of them in Uttar Pradesh, while incessant rainfall in Bihar is on-going, where an alert has been sounded. As many as 35 people lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh since Friday, the state government said. While 25 of them died on Saturday, 10 lost their lives on Friday. Nalanda Medical College Hospital premises, the second-largest healthcare facility in Patna, was waterlogged. So was Gardanibagh hospital. District Magistrate Kumar Ravi said that regions like Rajendra Nagar and S K Puri have been hit badly.

Read: Uttar Pradesh: 44 Killed, IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Warning In State

Read: Heavy Rains Lash Jammu Causing Waterlogging In Various Parts

By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water