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Bihar floods: Death toll reaches 514; over 1.71 cr people affected

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Patna: The death toll in Bihar floods on Tuesday rose to 514 as the situation worsened affecting around 1.71 crore people across 19 districts in the state.

On August 28, the toll was 514 and the number of affected people stood at 1.71 crore in 19 districts.

According to an official release, over the last two weeks, at least 8,54,936 people were evacuated to safer places by the rescue teams of the Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force.

Following improvement in the flood situation, the number of relief camps set up by the state government has come down and stood at 115 on Monday from nearly 2,000 a week ago. Similarly, the number of people living in these camps has come down to 1, 06,650 from over two lakh.

For the flood victims, only 794 community kitchens are running now as against over 1,000 earlier, the official said.

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