Incessant rainfall in Bihar has left many parts of the state flooded which has claimed 29 lives till now as per Bihar State Disaster Management Authority. The state government has requested the Indian Air Force for helicopters for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines in flood affected areas of Patna.
19 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have already been deployed in affected areas of Bihar to carry out rescue and evacuation operations. Till last night, as many as 235 people have been evacuated from low lying areas of Patna to safer places. A total of 4945 people and 45 livestock.
Social media users have shared some of the heartbreaking pictures of the floods.
#Patna is going through a tough time. It has a huge population who are homeless. They live on footpaths, Rain Baseras or under the bridges. They work daily to earn their livelihood.
Now, they neither have any place to live nor anything to eat. @NDRFHQ #PatnaRains #Bihar pic.twitter.com/tQvL5ITQbA
— Kumar Manish (@kumarmanish9) September 28, 2019
This rickshawpuller crying because of his floods broke hearts. The hospitals were also flooded.
ICU Flooded in Patna pic.twitter.com/hRyEtyn8ZS
— Mihir Jha ✍️ (@MihirkJha) September 29, 2019
— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) September 30, 2019
— Moni Priya (@ImMPriya) September 29, 2019
The Indian Railways have cancelled 13 long-distance trains while 20 other trains have been diverted. Railway tracks at Patna Junction and several other places were submerged.
While the rains have reportedly stopped in some parts of Bihar, the IMD has issued red alert and heavy rains are predicted.