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Bihar: Villagers build makeshift boat to carry patient to hospital in flood-hit Bhagalpur

The patient, identified as Gangamandal, was severely ill.

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Bihar is dealing with the fury of the floods as a result of recent severe rainfall and flooding in numerous South Bihar districts. Amid such a situation, a video of people carrying the patient in a makeshift boat is going viral on social media. The incident is reported from Bihar’s Bhagalpur district.

The patient, identified as Gangamandal, was severely ill. Coming to the rescue, people in a flood-affected village in Bhagalpur made a makeshift boat using tin boxes and waded through knee-deep water to take him to the hospital.

According to the village head, Gangamandal was initially rushed to a camp and was given primary treatment, and was later taken to the hospital. He further said that the villagers built the boat in the absence of any other facility. The village head also said they don’t have a proper boat and often face difficulties in getting rations.

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In a similar incident, a video of a husband taking his pregnant wife to the hospital on a push-cart due to the non-availability of the ambulance in Madhya Pradesh is also doing rounds on the internet.

This is not the first time people made a makeshift boat to carry a person to the hospital in Bihar. Earlier in 2020, the people of Darbhanga built a makeshift boat with wooden planks and rubber tyres to carry an eight-month-old pregnant woman to the hospital

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department issued a yellow alert over the state for the next three days to urge locals to be updated about the inclement weather.

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Bihar man electrocuted while hoisting tricolor on Republic Day

A man was electrocuted while trying to hoist the national flag on Thursday in Ramnagar area of Bihar’s Sitamarhi district.

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A man was electrocuted while trying to hoist the national flag on Thursday in Ramnagar area of Bihar’s Sitamarhi district.

According to reports, the deceased identified as Abhishek Jha, sustained a high-voltage electric shock while trying to hoist the tricolor on the nation’s Republic Day.

Jha, who ran a private tuition centre, used to hoist the Indian flag every year on Republic Day, however, on this fateful day, an electric current passed through the iron mast and he came in with an 11’000-volt wire.

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Abhiskek Jha died on the spot, while four other persons who tried to save him, sustained grievous injuries, the police said.

The injured have been shifted to Sadar hospital where one of them is reportedly critical.

Last year, a child was killed, while several others sustained severe burns after being electrocuted by coming in contact with a flagpole during a Republic Day function at a local primary school in Bihar’s Buxar district.

The incident took place at Nathpur Primary School on January 26, 2022 during the flag hoisting ceremony. Reports at the time said that the flag pole had a current running through it and the children received an electric shock when they came in contact.

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Two dead after consuming bootleg liquor in Bihar’s Siwan

Two people died while dozens reportedly fell ill after consuming toxic liquor in the Lakari Nabiganj area of Bihar’s Siwan district on Sunday.

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Two people died while dozens reportedly fell ill after consuming toxic liquor in the Lakari Nabiganj area of Bihar’s Siwan district on Sunday.

Reports quoting local police officials said the duo were brought to Siwan hospital where they were declared “brought dead”. They had complained of stomach pain and blurred vision due to consumption of spurious liquor.

They said that five others are hospitalized at the medical facility and cause of death of the two deceased can only be ascertained after post-mortem reports.

The deceased, identified as Janak Bean alias Janak Prasad and Naresh Bean, both residents of Bala village in Siwan’s Nabiganj, complained of stomach pain and blurred vision overnight, following which they were brought to the Siwan Sadar Hospital where the doctors declared them ‘brought dead’.

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The local district administration has started running awareness camps in the village after multiple deaths due to toxic liquor came to the fore.

A local district official said that dozens of people fell ill, while two persons lost their lives after consuming spurious liquor, adding that police and administration have set up camps in the village.

Reports say that the number of deaths due to toxic liquor is likely to increase.

The incident comes a little over a month after the Bihar Police recovered toxic liquor bottles hidden in a gutter in Danapur on December 21, 2022.

The Nitish Kumar regime has banned sale and consumption of alcohol in Bihar since April 2016.

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Patna Police arrest couple allegedly posing as medical students and creating ruckus inside Nalanda Medical College

According to the reports, a couple was sitting inside the campus late at night when the security guard approached them and asked them to leave.

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Patna Police arrest couple allegedly posing as medical students and creating ruckus inside Nalanda Medical College

A couple was arrested on Wednesday by the Patna Police for allegedly posing as medical students of Bihar’s Nalanda Medical College (NMC). The couple, who were faking as students of the college, even created a ruckus when they were caught by the security guard.

According to the reports, a couple was sitting inside the campus late at night when the security guard approached them and asked them to leave. However, the couple began fighting with the security guard and refused to leave, claiming that they were medical students at the same college.

Following this incident, the security guard called the senior students to verify their identities. The seniors then claimed that the couple was not enrolled in their college, which led to a massive fight between them.

Prem Shankar Pandey, a security supervisor at the Nalanda Medical College, said when the seniors asked the couple to leave, the girl called some of her friends in their defense. The reports state that the girl’s friends reached the college premises with sharp weapons and pistols.

Soon after, the authorities informed the police about the incident. The police then intervened and stopped the fight. Panday said that on seeing the police, the men, who had arrived with some weapons, fled the spot.

According to the reports, the police have detained the couple and taken them into custody for interrogation. The police said that the girl is constantly changing her statements. Initially, she claimed to be a medical student, but during interrogation, she said she was a counseling student at a medical college.

The police said they are investigating the matter and will take action further.

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