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253 Dead, 1 Crore Affected As Bihar's Flood Crisis Worsens: 10 Points

Flood-affected people, sheltering along a road, wait for food in Bihar’s Motihari district. (PTI)

Patna:  The number of dead in the devastating floods in Bihar has gone up to 253 as the situation worsened with more areas getting affected. Around 1.26 crore people are facing the deluge in 18 districts of the state. Earlier on Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending the army and teams of the National Disaster Response Force to flood-hit parts of the state for relief operations – barely hours after the chief minister sought help from the centre.