No let up in Bihar flood situation, Over 40 lakh people affected

Mr Kumar directed the civil administration and health officials to take special care of pregnant women, elderly and children affected by floods.

In Bihar, there is no let up in flood situation. Over 40 lakh people spread over 26 districts including Patna, Katihar, Samastipur and Munger are reeling under the impact of floods.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar instructed officials to tackle flood relief operations on war footing.

Mr Kumar directed the civil administration and health officials to take special care of pregnant women, elderly and children affected by floods.

Several rivers including the Ganga, Sone, Punpun and Kosi are flowing above the danger marks.

Train services on the Bhagalpur-Munger section and the Kiul-Bhagalpur section remained suspended on the fifth day consecutively due to submergence of Railway tracks at several places.

Long route trains have been diverted on alternative routes.

Railways have cancelled 12 special trains and diverted routes of 15 other trains on Jamalpur- Sahibganj and Jamalpur – Bhagalpur section of Malda Division of Eastern railway due to heavy rain and waterlogging on tracks.

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