Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cyclonic storm kills 22 in Bihar

Patna: An early morning cyclonic storm laced with rains hit most parts of Bihar on Tuesday that reportedly took 22 lives and destroyed property worth several lakhs. The state government, however, stated that 15 persons were killed in squall.

Government also announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakhs each for the family members of the deceased.

In Patna, the storm hit around 5:30am in the morning and the strong wind uprooted many a trees causing impediments in the flow of traffic movements throughout the day on several important roads.

The electricity supply was also snapped for several hours and an under construction  pontoon bridge between Hajipur and Gaighat (Patna) was severely damaged.

The movement of railway traffic was also disturbed between Zamania and Dinha section of the East Central Railway for several hours as overhead wire was snapped due to storm.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

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