‘Yaas’ impact: One dead, 6 injured in Bihar


Cyclone Yaas impacted several districts of Bihar on Friday as one person died and six were reportedly injured in Bihar’s Begusarai district after an old house collapsed. The incident occurred at Nonpur village under Teghra police station.

The deceased has been identified as Geeta Paswan. The house collapsed due to heavy rainfall for the last 36 hours. The injured persons, including two children, were admitted at Begusarai’s Sadar Hospital. They said that the roof of the house collapsed due to heavy rain and they were trapped under its debris. The local villagers rescued all of them.

Districts like Patna, Vaishali, Saran, Gaya, Nawada, Begusarai, Madhubani and Sitamarhi have registered continuous rainfall since Thursday morning.

Water-logging has been reported at several places in these districts. An approach road connecting Jai Prabha bridge along the Ganga river between Saran district in Bihar and Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh partially collapsed at the starting point of the bridge.

This led to a traffic cut-off between Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh. Jai Prabha bridge is part of Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh) to Hajipur (Bihar) road. It is one of the key routes to connect Bihar’s capital Patna to eastern Uttar Pradesh’s districts such as Ghazipur, Ballia, Varanasi, Mau and Jaunpur.

The Saran district administration has halted traffic on the road. The vehicles are taking longer routes through Arrah and Buxar to move toward Ghazipur.

Several trees also toppled inside the premises of the Bihar Legislative Assembly.