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Spirit of Bihar comes alive as state fights flood fury; see pics

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Thu August 17 2017, 1:33 pm
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    Biharis are known to be one of the most hardworking people in the country. In times of need, they never fail to come to the aid of each other, even as the state machinery fails. Lakhs of people of the state have been affected by one of the worst floods to have hit the state in recent years. According to PTI, death toll mounted to 72 on Wednesday from 56 on Tuesday and around 73.44 lakh people in 14 districts were affected by the floods. In this pic, a villager is seen carrying grains on a banana raft as he shifts from a flooded village in Araria district of Bihar on Monday. (PTI)

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    Signs of poor management of flood situation by the state machinery is clearly visible across districts. But thousands have volunteered to help those in need. In this pic, a truck drifts off the submerged NH 28 at flooded Ramgadhwa in East Champaran, Bihar on Monday. (PTI)

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    Bihar floods have been triggered by incessant rains in Nepal and the northern parts of the state. Here a flooded village in West Champaran district of Bihar is seen. (PTI)

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    Anirudh Kumar, Special Secretary, state Disaster Management department, told PTI that Gopalganj was the latest district to be hit by the floods, which had engulfed 110 blocks and 1,151 panchayats. According to Kumar, 2.74 lakh people were shifted to safer places and of them, 1.16 lakh were put up in 504 relief camps. In this pic, people seen at a flooded village in East Champaran district on Bihar. (PTI)

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    A goods train halts on the flooded tracks as railway empolyees inspect the damaged embankment along the Katihar-Guwahati line, in Katihar district of Bihar. Community kitchens have been opened for those in the marooned dareas and anganwadi centres and railway stations in Katihar district are being used for running them, Pratyay Amrit, Principal Secretary, Disaster Management department, said. (PTI)

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    Flood affected villgers move to safer places at the Narpatganj Block, in Araria district, Bihar on Monday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar could not do aerial survey Bettiah and Valmikinagar on Wednesday due to bad weather. He, however, monitored the flood situation from Patna by interacting with senior government officials. (AP)

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    NDRF personnel de-boarding an IAF plane on their arrival at Jay Parakash Narayan Airport in Patna on Monday, to carry out rescue and relief works in flood-hit areas of Bihar. Train services continued to be affected due to the calamity and rail movement was completely disrupted in many sections, a statement from Rajesh Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, East Central Railways. (PTI)

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    Villagers move to safer place from flood-hit Vaispara in Araria district of Bihar on Monday. (PTI)

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    A man carries a table as he shifts to safe place from a flood-hit village in Araria district of Bihar on Monday. (PTI)

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    West Champaran: A view of the flooded Narkatiya Ganj Station in West Champarn on Sunday. (PTI)

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    Katihar: Villagers in a flood-hit area in Katihar district of Bihar on Sunday. (PTI)

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    Kishanganj: Villagers wade through flood waters in Kishanganj district on Sunday. (PTI)

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    Purnea: Flood-affected villagers shift with their belongings in Purnea district on Tuesday. (PTI)

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    Katihar: Army personnel rescue flood victims from villages in Katihar district, Bihar on Wednesday.Heavy rains have triggered flash floods in Bihar. (PTI)

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    Katihar: A damaged railway line in flood-hit Katihar district on Tuesday. (PTI)

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