Flood Water Enters Kurji Area; Victims being Evacuated

People evacuating their homes in Bindi Toli in Digha in Patna on Saturday.

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Patna: With water level continuing to rise in the Ganges due to moderate to heavy rain in the last few days, flood water entered into Bind Toli in Kurji area in Patna on Saturday forcing people to abandon their homes and belongings to seek shelter in higher areas.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding meeting on flood with officials in Gaya on Saturday.Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding meeting on flood with officials in Gaya on Saturday.According to reports, at least 20 household in the western end of Bind Toli were inundated with flood water as residents fled on boats and makeshift dinghies to save their lives.

Patna District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agrawal earlier visited the area on Friday night to review the situation that he later described as grim.

Agrawal assured the flood victims of full help in their rehabilitation saying the administration was doing everything in its power to save the lives and properties of the victims and the government would compensate them for their losses.

The administration has made temporary shelter arrangement at the ITI in Digha, Agrawal said.

Meanwhile, after holding a high-level meeting with top officials of the Disaster Management, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas and concluded things were well within control and no district in Bihar was currently under any kind of immediate threat.

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