Death toll in India’s Bihar floods reaches 106

Baku, July 24, AZERTAC

The death toll in Bihar floods climbed to 106, with two more people losing their lives in the calamity that affected a population of 80.55 lakh in 12 districts of the state, India's news network NDTV reported.

However, water levels have started receding in several districts and consequently the number of relief camps and those taking shelter has also gone down considerably, Disaster Management Department officials said.

Both the casualties have taken place since Monday in Madhubani district where the total number of deaths rose to 25.

Sitamarhi, with 27 deaths, tops the list among the 12 flood-affected districts.

The number of people affected by floods stood at 80.55 lakh, who are residents of villages falling under 105 blocks, the officials said.

Flash floods were caused by unusually heavy rainfall in neighbouring Nepal earlier this month that led about half a dozen rivers flowing through the state to swell.

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