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Fire breaks out in plastic manufacturing factory in Bihar’s Patna

Patna City ASP Amit Ranjan said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, but they are currently investigating to find the reason.

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Fire breaks out in plastic manufacturing factory in Bihar's Patna

A fire broke out in a plastic manufacturing factory in Bihar’s Patna on Monday night. The incident happened at around 8 pm near Nawab Bahadur road in Paschim Darwaza in Sipara.

The locals informed the police about the mishap. Several firefighters and police officials rushed to the spot immediately after receiving the information. According to the reports, the fire was brought under control by 10:30 pm after a couple of hours of firefighting operations.

It was also reported that the State Disaster Response Force and National Disaster Response Force teams had reached the district along with senior police and administrative officials of the district. No casualties have been reported.

Patna City ASP Amit Ranjan said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, but they are currently investigating to find the reason. The plastic manufacturing unit is being running for several years at the house belonging to Motilal.

The factory which caught fire is situated 800 m away from the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Depot. There were reports that the incident took place on the premises of IOC Depot. However, Patna’s Indian oil in charge clarified the news stating that the terminal is absolutely safe.

Indian Oil also tweeted on Tuesday and said, There are news items stating that a fire took place at the Indian Oil Corporation depot in Patna. It is absolutely wrong. Indian Oil terminal is absolutely safe. The Incident took place on premises in the vicinity of the depot and was doused off by fire services personnel. Indian Oil depot is safe.

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5 bogies of Satyagraha Express detach from engine in Bihar, no injuries reported | WATCH

Five bogies of the Satyagraha Express train detached from the engine near Majhaulia station in Bettiah in Bihar. Miraculously, however, all the passengers escaped unscathed and no injuries have been reported.

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Five bogies of the Satyagraha Express train detached from the engine near Majhaulia station in Bettiah in Bihar. Miraculously, however, all the passengers escaped unscathed and no injuries have been reported.

According to reports, the incident happened at the Muzaffarpur-Narkatiaganj railway section, triggering panic among passengers.

A team of East Central Railway officials immediately rushed to the spot and reattached the separated bogies to the train running from Bihar’s Raxaul district to New Delhi. As per officials, the coupling is used to connect two bogies together malfunctioned resulting in bogies getting separated from the engine.

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A video of the incident is doing the rounds on the internet.

The officials said that no passenger was injured in the incident and a probe has been launched to investigate the malfunction.

Local media reported that the incident took place at around 10 am on Thursday morning and the engine travelled several kilometers after the bogies were detached.

In a similar incident, three bogies of a goods train derailed at the Tankuppa station in Bihar due to which two trains were cancelled and several more had to be diverted in December last year. Railway officials said the accident happened because the brakes on the train got jammed.

No injuries were reported in the mishap.

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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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Bihar man electrocuted while hoisting tricolor

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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