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Bihar floods: Army, NDRF deployed in affected region; five trains cancelled in Kishanganj

After taking stock of the situation, Nitish said due to heavy rain in Nepal and rise in water level in Tapti and Mahananda rivers, the northeastern region of the state is flooded.


By   |  Updated On : August 13, 2017 03:32 PM
Bihar floods: Army, NDRF deployed in affected region; five trains cancelled in Kishanganj

Bihar floods: Army, NDRF deployed in affected region; five trains cancelled in Kishanganj

New Delhi :  

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday informed that Army, NDRF and SDRF have been deployed in the flood affected region of the state.

After taking stock of the situation, Nitish said due to heavy rain in Nepal and rise in water level in Tapti and Mahananda rivers, the northeastern region of the state is flooded.

The chief minister said that he spoke to the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Defence Minister in this regard.

On the other hand, the railways authorities have cancelled five trains in view of heavy rainfall and flood at Kishanganj station (in Katihar division) and the surrounding areas.

Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and discussed with him the flood situation in the state where nearly 320 NDRF personnel have been rushed.

During the telephonic conversation, Kumar briefed Singh about the latest situation in the state.

"The Centre is rushing additional NDRF teams to Bihar to help the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood affected region of the state," Singh said in a tweet.

A home ministry official said that as many as seven teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), comprising 45 personnel in each, have already reached the affected areas in Bihar.


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First Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017 03:02 PM

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