Over 1000 people from Bihar stuck in J&K floods, state sends rescue team

The state govt's disaster management dept has received hundreds of distress calls from relatives of stranded people.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: September 11, 2014 11:26 am
kashmir Bihar govt has already sent a 16-member team of state disaster relief management with a dozen rubber boats to J&K. (Source:AP)

The floods in Jammu and Kashmir have brought trouble for not just those who hail from the state, but even those who belong to other parts of the country. Among those stranded are about 1000 people from Bihar, whose families have approached the state government for help.

The state government’s disaster management department has received hundreds of distress calls from relatives of stranded people. Following this, the department has initiated the process to come to the rescue of the victims.

Among those stranded, over 300 are from Araria district of Bihar.

Bihar disaster management control room official Chandrabhushan Pandey said they had been receiving most calls from people who are unable to contact their relatives in J&K.

The disaster management department is seeking updates from Bihar Bhavan officials in Delhi and also making attempts to get some information through some direct phone calls from J&K.

The Bihar government, which had already announced Rs 10 crore help for flood-affected people, on Wednesday evening sent a 16-member team of state disaster relief management with a dozen rubber boats. Over 6000 food and medicine packets were also sent by the state.

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