As per the latest report compiled by the state Disaster Management department, Purnea bore the brunt of the Nor'wester with a maximum of 38 deaths.

While seven persons lost their lives in Madhepura, three died in Madhubani, two each in Katihar, Sitamarhi and Darbhanga and one in Supual, the report said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will undertake an aerial survey of Purnea and Madhepura.

Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh, Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi would be part of the aerial team.
Accompanied by Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh and Principal Secretary Disaster Management Department Vyas, the Chief Minister left for Purnea this morning, Chief Minister Office informed.
The Home Minister and the Chief Minister would hold meeting with officials at Purnea after return from aerial survey.

Meanwhile, the state Meteorological department has issued an alert about possibility of thunder squall and rain on Friday and Saturday in north-eastern parts of Bihar.
Director state Met office A K Sen told reporters on Monday that an alert has been sounded on the basis of "atmospheric instability" detected in the area particularly in the districts of Purnea, Katihar, Kishanganj and Motohari.

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