Heavy rains continued in Bihar for the third consecutive day on Sunday, throwing normal life out of gear, officials said, adding that over 24 people have been killed so far.
The Met Office has predicted more rain in the next 24 hours and the state government has issued a ‘red alert’.
The unexpected ‘heavy to extremely heavy rain’ has so far claimed the lives of over 24 people — mostly drowned, across the state, officials of disaster management department said here.
The water level in major rivers including Ganga, Koshi, Gandak, Bagmati, Mahananda, are on the rise, threatening to breach embankments at many places.
The water resources department has alerted the concerned officials and asked the district authorities to take measures to deal with any possibility.
The Centre has already deployed teams of National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force for rescue and relief operations in vulnerable places.
The rain has also affected the movement of trains, road traffic as well as flight operations.
There were reports of damage to the National Highways at several places in north Bihar districts.
According to reports, water entered the residence of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Rajendra Nagar.