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Incessant rain paralyses life in Jharkhand

Written by: Staff

Jamshedpur, Jun 6 (UNI) At least five people have died so far following heavy rains that lashed many parts of the state including the steel city here for the last 48 hours.

Four people, including a child, have been killed after the wall of a school building collapsed at Jugsalai area here on Sunday evening. Another person was killed and two were injured when lightning struck them at Dimna area here last evening.

Incessant pre-monsoon rains also resulted flash flood in the catchments areas of Kharkai and Subarnarekha rivers.

A portion of the wall at Saint Mary's school at Bisturpur area collapsed yesterday but no one was injured, police said.

Local meteorological office recorded a rainfall of 52.6 mm during the last 24 hours and predicted more rain fall during the next 24 hours also.


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