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67 killed in Bihar floods, over 46 lakh affected
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67 killed in Bihar floods, over 46 lakh affected

Agency News

Death toll in the Bihar flash floods, caused by torrential rainfall in the catchment areas of Nepal over the weekend, soared to 67 on Wednesday.

The officials, however, asserted that water levels have begun to recede in the inundated areas and focus has now shifted to prevention of outbreak of diseases.

The officials asserted that water levels have begun to recede in the inundated areas and focus has now shifted to prevention of outbreak of diseases.

The death figure, as per the state disaster management department, has registered a more than two-fold rise since 24 hours ago when it stood at 33.

Sitamarhi with 17 deaths, as against 11 the previous day, remained the district reporting the maximum number of casualties, followed by Araria - 12, Madhubani - 11, Sheohar - 9, Purnea - 7 Darbhanga - 5, Kishanganj - 4 and Supaul - 2.

Casualty figures have risen, since Tuesday, in districts like Araria, Kishanganj and Sheohar while Purnea, Darbhanga and Madhubani reported no death till Tuesday.

Muzaffarpur administration has confirmed that no death has been caused by floods so far while figures were awaited from Katihar, Saharsa and East Champaran.