Heavy rain & strong winds snap electric wires, student injured

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Patna, Sep 24 (UNI) At least one school student sustained burn injuries today when a snapped live electric wire fell on a school bus here, as unabated rain accompanied by strong gail hit most parts of Bihar and Jharkhand since yesterday disrupting normal life.

The mishap occurred when a live elelectric wire, unabale to sustain the strong wind, suddenly snapped and fell on a running school bus carrying about 50 home-bound students at around 1330 hours. One of the students, who came in contact with the wire, was slightly injured and was immediately taken to a nearby health clinic for treatment.

Meanwhile, the local Met office said the depression, which had presently settled over Bihar and Jharkhand, was responsible for the widespread rain and added that as a result, the overall temparature in the city and its adjoining areas had reduced substantiually forcing people to remain indoors.

However, there were no reports of any fresh accumulation of water anywhere.

Predicting more showers during the next 24 hours, the Met office said it has so far recorded 10.9 cm rainfall with the temparature varying between 28 degrees and 23.6 degrees celcius, about four degrees below normal. The maximum relative humidity was pegged at 95 per cent this morning, the sources added.

Unabated rain and strong wind had also uprooted a number of trees and electrict posts in different parts of the city severely disrupting power supply in Patna and its neighbouring areas. As a result, people were forced to face long and frequent bouts of power cuts in many areas.

UNI

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