Floods affect over 3 lakh in Bihar
Patna, Sep 11: More than 3,00,000 people have been affected by flash floods caused due to heavy rains in drought-hit Bihar, an official said on Friday, Sep 11.
Thousands of people in over 100 villages in Gaya, Nalanda, Jehanabad and Nawada districts were homeless and are still struggling to survive on roads and other high places.
Bihar's Minister for Disaster Management Devesh Chandra Thakur said that flash floods hit thousands of people in the erstwhile drought-affected areas.
"The flood situation is grim in the drought-affected districts because of rising river waters following heavy rains," Thakur told news agency.
After flood waters forced villagers to flee their homes under Dhanrua block in Patna district, hundreds of people have turned the Masaurih-Patna road into a temporary shelter for the last two days.