As several districts in Bihar have been affected due to floods, some people of Asraha village in Darbhanga district took a pregnant woman to a hospital on a makeshift raft on Tuesday (July 21), wading through neck-deep water.
A video that is doing the rounds on social media shows the woman and her mother seated on the raft, while a few men are seen pulling it. Later, the district magistrate’s office sent a State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) boat to rescue them, NDTV reported.
Darbhanga is one of the flood-hit districts where the Baghmati, Khiroi and Mahananda rivers are flowing above the danger mark.
Critical Situation of Bihar due to flood.
No facilities, No Boat, see how family members are taking the pregnant woman to hospital of Asraha village in Darbhanga district.
Please Pray For Bihar Too.?pic.twitter.com/IvNQAM2LFc
— زماں (@Delhiite_) July 21, 2020
On Monday (July 20), Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked the disaster management department officials and district magistrates to remain alert for a possible flood situation in view of heavy rainfall in catchment areas of Nepal and Gandak river.
The Chief Minister had instructed disaster management department officials and district magistrates (DMs) to ensure evacuation of people living in low lying areas of Gandak River discharge to higher and safer places.
(With inputs from agencies)