Patna: The Bihar flood situation remained grim as more than 88 lakh people have been affected by the deluge as the death toll stood at 127 for the third consecutive day on Monday (July 29), state Disaster Management department said.

Altogether 13 districts have been hit by the calamity. Sitamarhi with 37 casualties, topped the list followed by Madhubani (30), Araria (12), Darbhanga (12), Sheohar (10) Purnea (nine), Kishanganj (seven), Muzaffarpur (four), East Supaul (three), Champaran (two) and Saharsa (one).

Two of the flood-hit districts - Katihar and West Champaran - have reported no deaths till date, the department said.

The disaster management department has put the total number of people hit by the floods in the state at 88.46 lakh in 1,269 panchayats of the 13 districts.

Food has been organised for the affected population at 507 community kitchens and distributed by 876 personnel equipped with 133 boats, who are assisted by 19 teams of NDRF personnel dispatched from the headquarters of its ninth battalion in Patna.

With people returning to their homes after water receding in several areas, the number of relief camps have reduced.

Meanwhile, NDRF ninth battalion personnel successfully evacuated a three-year-old child, a victim of snake bite from flood-affected Janerwa village under Banjariya block of East Champaran district on the intervening night of July 28-29, ninth battalion commandant Vijay Sinha said in a release.

The victim was rushed to Motihari Sadar Hospital after carrying out a night operation, Sinha said, adding that the child is stable.

According to water resources department daily bulletin, five rivers - Bagmati, Burhi Gandak, Kamla Balan, Adhwara and Khiroi - are flowing above their danger level at nine places in Bihar.

Bagmati river alone is flowing above the danger mark at three places such as Kataunjha (Sitamarhi), Benibad (Muzaffarpur) and Hayaghat (Darbhanga). Burhi Gandak is flowing above the danger mark at ‘Samastipur rail Pul’ and ‘Rosera rail Pul’ in Samastipur while Khiroi is flowing above the danger mark at Kamtaul and Ekmighat in Darbhanga district.

As per meteorological department's forecast, light to average rainfall is expected in the catchment areas of all the rivers of Bihar on Tuesday (July 30).