RK Jenamani, Senior Scientist, IMD, said, “Over the next three days, heavy to very heavy rainfall warning has been given to Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim. There are also chances of flooding so we have informed State and the central government.”
The Nitish Kumar-led government in the state had earlier asked the district authorities to take “suitable precautionary measures” as the rain may result in the “inundation of low lying areas.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.
बिहार और उत्तर प्रदेश के कुछ जिलों में भारी बारिश और आकाशीय बिजली गिरने से कई लोगों के निधन का दुखद समाचार मिला। रा… https://t.co/nNerZS05vl
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