Patna: The situation in Bihar is getting worse after heavy rainfall lashed the state for the third day. Unfortunately, 24 people have already lost their lives in the rainfall and flooding. The government has issued a red alert after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rainfall in the coming 24 hours.
The government has also ordered all government and private schools closed till 29 September in 14 districts in Bihar.
The extreme high rainfall that struck the state has put life out of balance with disrupted road traffic, blocked trains and flights. The water level in major rivers including Koshi, Gandak, Ganga, Mahananda, and Bagmati it threatening to overflow its banks which will lead to more hardships to the people.
The water resource department has sounded caution and all officials are ready for any eventuality. Teams of National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force have already been stationed to lead the rescue operations in vulnerable places.
Patna is submerged at many places after a record rainfall of 151 mm was received by the city since yesterday. Most of the people are keeping indoors and not venturing out as most of the roads are flooded.
Many National Highways in Northern Bihar are damaged and floodwaters have entered shops, hospitals, houses, etc.