In Photos: Heavy Rains In Bihar Floods Patna Roads, Hospitals, Downpour In UP
Updated: September 29, 2019 18:10 IST
At least 13 people have been killed in Bihar in incidents related to heavy rainfall in the state. Heavy rains continue to hit the state capital Patna where three days of unprecedented downpour has flooded homes and hospitals. According to weather department, Patna has received more than 200 mm of rainfall since Friday evening. At least 13 persons have died after buildings collapsed and trees fell on them due to incessant rain in Patna, Bhagalpur and Kaimur districts of Bihar. Seventy-three people have died in neighbouring UP in four days in rain-related incidents in the state.
Several state-run hospitals including the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, which is one of the largest in Patna, are flooded. Videos shared on social media showed patients sitting on beds in flooded hospital rooms.
Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in Patna and more rescue teams are expected to reach later in the day. Boats are out on roads for rescue operations.
Flooding on roads led to huge traffic jams while heavy rain also disrupted rail traffic, leading to train cancellations and delays in the last three days. In several parts of the city, residents have complained that there's no power supply since the last two days.
A red alert, indicating likelihood of "heavy to very heavy rainfall", has been issued for Patna and other districts. The weather office has predicted heavy rainfall for the state capital till September 30.
Uttar Pradesh received record rainfall - 1700 per cent above normal - on Friday. The eastern parts of the state are worst hit. Varanasi received 84.2 mm of rain, much higher than what is usually received at this time of the year.
Forty seven people died across Uttar Pradesh in rain-related incidents on Thursday and Friday. In Lucknow, Amethi, Hardoi and some other districts, schools were closed on Friday and and Saturday due to heavy downpour.