Rajnath speaks to Nitish as Centre rushes addl force

RSTV Bureau
File Photo of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

File Photo of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and discussed with him the flood situation in the state. Nearly 320 NDRF personnel have been rushed to the state, which is bracing itself for any threat following relentless rain in Nepal.

An alert has been already sounded by the state administration as the river was flowing above the danger mark of Kosi belt.

During the telephonic conversation, Nitish Kumar briefed the Union Home Minister about the latest situation in the state.

“The Centre is rushing additional NDRF teams to Bihar to help the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood affected region of the state,” Singh tweeted.

According to the news agency PTI, a home ministry official said that as many as seven teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), comprising 45 personnel in each, have already reached the affected areas in Bihar.

Recently, two persons died in a rain-related incident in Bihar where the Met officials have forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coming days.

(With inputs from PTI)