A horrific video has surfaced from Bihar which shows the flood situation in the state. In the video, three members of the family while trying to cross the bridge swept away. As they were trying to reach the another end of the bridge, it collapsed and all three of them fell into an overflowing river. The incident took place in Araria district.
In the video, the river uproots a huge tree and then destroys the bridge which was used by the residents of the area to cross the river. Araria is one of the worst-hit districts of the state where more than 30 people have died in the flood.
It is followed by West Champaran where 23 people have died, Sitamarhi (13), Madhubani (eight) and Katihar (seven). Eleven each lost their lives in Kisanganj, East Champaran and Supual and nine each in Purnea and Madhepura.
In a statement, the Disaster Management Department said that 28 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in the area to carry out rescue operations. Also, as many as seven Army teams are helping them out.
R K Mahajan, Principal Secretay of Health said that the health department has launched a toll-free number ‘104’ so as to give information on floods. He added that hospitals have been asked to maintain a proper stock of anti-snake and anti-rabies injections.
A few days ago, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh conducted an aerial survey of some of the flood affected areas.
(Source: NDTV, Times of India)