Bihar Floods: 21 NDRF Teams Engaged In Rescue And Relief Operations

The situation in northeastern Bihar turned grim after the water levels in several rivers rose dangerously and breached embankments in 12 districts.

Jessica David

July 28, 2020

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Three additional teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Odisha and West Bengal have been deployed in flood-hit areas of the state of Bihar for carrying out rescue and relief operations along with the 9th battalion teams of the force. While one team of 2nd battalion of NDRF from Kolkata has been deployed in Supaul district, two teams of the 3rd battalion have also reached the state from Cuttack. Commandant of NDRF’s 9th battalion Vijay Sinha said, altogether 21 teams of the force with 35 to 40 personnel each are deployed in Bihar.

Sinha added, “Eighteen teams of the 9th battalion are from Bihta in Patna and the rest three teams from the other two states.” Sinha said NDRF personnel who reached the state from Cuttack were sent to Saran and Motihari where an embankment breached. He added, “Two teams are in West Champaran, Darbhanga and Supaul, and one team each in Patna, Araria, Katihar, Kishanganj, Muzaffarpur and Madhubani.” More than 1,200 people have been rescued in Gopalganj and Motihari by the NDRF.

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