Gaya floods: Rescue ops underway as situation worsens

| Updated: Sep 07, 2016 22:57 IST

Gaya (Bihar) [India], Sept. 7 (ANI): With the incessant rain lashing Bihar's Gaya district, the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) carried rescue operations to help stranded people. The flood situation showed no improvement in Gaya and its adjoining areas recording 243 mm of rains in the past 24 hours. In some areas, rain water also entered the residential areas, leaving locals in a distressed situation. The torrential rains also led to cancellation of a few trains. Keeping in view the situation, the local administration has shut down all schools till the situation comes under control. The continuous rainfall has affected 31 districts of the state. However, the flood situation remained grim in Bhagalpur, Madhubani, Khagaria and Katihar as rivers in some parts of these districts are still swelling and flowing above the danger mark. Meanwhile, death toll in the current floods touched over 200. As per the report, the floods have damaged more than 24,000 houses and destroyed standing crops planted in over 308,000 hectares of land.(ANI)