Bihar floods: Situation in the state improves, no fresh death

By: | Published: August 31, 2017 12:15 AM

The flood situation in Bihar showed further signs of improvement today with water receding from several areas, allowing people to return to their homes.

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The flood situation in Bihar showed further signs of improvement today with water receding from several areas, allowing people to return to their homes. The number of deluge-related fatalities remained unchanged at 514, with no fresh death reported from the 19 flood-hit districts. Though the 116 relief camps continued functioning today, the number of people staying there dwindled to 61,495 as compared to 1.38 lakh yesterday, a state Disaster Management Department report said. A total of 445 community kitchens were functional today in which 1.68 lakh people took food, it said. Meanwhile, helping hands for the marooned people of Bihar continued pouring in today, too.

Bollywood star Aamir Khan has sent a cheque of Rs 25 lakh on behalf of his film production company, Aamir Khan Productions Ltd, an official statement said here. BJP Rajya Sabha member C P Thakur donated Rs 20 lakh from his MPLAD fund for relief work in Sahebganj and Paru blocks of Muzaffarpur. Art and Culture minister Krishna Kumar Rishi gave a cheque of Rs 1 lakh. Several other MLAs and former legislators also contributed to the flood relief work.

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