Sadly, heavy rain across Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have reportedly killed over 130 people in the last week. Furthermore, this had also led to the transfer of around 900 prisoners from a notable district jail which then led to flooding which happened with a hospital. Amidst the ultimate chaos that originates from nature, Sushil Kumar Modi, the Deputy CM of Bihar has also been rescued from his home.
Floods due to rain have also affected the railway service significantly between Bihar as well as eastern UP. The rain and flood have also led to collapsing of over thousands of residential plots in Bihar and UP. Moreover, the devastation has also destroyed several acres of farming lands.
How has flood affected the lives of people in UP and Bihar?
According to sources, the second-largest government facility located in Patna, Nalanda Medical College Hospital, which has been spread out to 100 acres in Patna was completely flooded. Doctors, as well as the paramedical staff, had to continue with their work in water which was as high as their knees.
In the previous year, the hospital was flooded as well, and the ICU was completely submerged in water. The authorities found that fishes were swimming around the ward.
Similarly, four days of constant rain has also led the jail to be flooded. There is a heavy flood of water outside the building of the jail. The authorities weren’t able to pump water right outside the jail either, according to Additional Dis. Magistrate, Ram Ashray. In addition to this, the trains from Ballia to Chhapra in Bihar has also been hit by heavy floods.