13 killed as unprecedented water-logging wreaks havoc in Patna and other parts of Bihar

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At least 13 people have reportedly died as a result of floods caused by incessant rain in parts of Bihar. Many parts of Patna have become waterlogged as a result of heavy downpour in the last few days.

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Of the total number of deaths, four are reported to have died in the state capital alone. The government has deployed several teams of National Disaster Response Force for rescue operations.

Speaking to reporters, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, “There has been heavy rainfall in some areas since yesterday and water in Ganga river is rising constantly. But there are proper arrangements and administration is at the spot and making all the efforts to help people.”

News agency ANI quoted him as saying, “Such a situation is not in any one’s hand, it’s a natural thing. Arrangements are being done to provide drinking water to all. Also, arrangements are being made for community kitchens for the flood-affected people.”

Videos of hospitals and streets flooded with water have gone viral on social media platforms. Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who hails from Bihar, took to Twitter to express his anguish. He wrote, “Reports of heavy rainfall and flood-like situation coming in from PATNA. hope all of you are safe!!!”

Also affected is North Bihar’s biggest city Muzaffarpur, where rain has not stopped for the last few days. Several residents in Patna and Muzaffarpur said that they had not seen anything quite like this in the recent time.

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