Bihar Storm: Narendra Modi Assures Nitish Kumar Complete Assistance With Tropical Storm

23/04/2015 1:44 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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An Indian resident walks on the roof of his shattered home in the village of Gazole, Malda District some 250kms east of Patna on April 22, 2015, after an overnight storm hit many states of eastern India. A powerful storm swept through India's eastern states including Bihar and West Bengal overnight leaving at least 33 people dead and destroying crops and properties, officials and a report said. The storm lashed several districts across the impoverished state of Bihar, uprooting trees and toppling power lines, the officials said. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and assured all assistance from the central government after storm hit many parts of the state.

At least 42 people have been killed and around 100 injured in a tropical storm that lashed Purnia, Madhepura and many other districts late on Tuesday night.

Nitish Kumar has announced compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those killed.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has also expressed deep anguish over the havoc caused by the cyclonic storm in Bihar.

She asked the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee and the frontal organisations of the party to do everything possible to provide immediate relief and succour to the affected people.

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