Janakpurdham: Four people, including a child, have died in Province 2 due to severe cold in the last few days.
According to the Province Police Office, Janakpurdham, four people have died in the state due to severe winter, cold wind, fog, and dew after January.
The deceased have been identified as Rojai Sheikh, 24, of Haripurwa-4, Sarlahi, and Biltu Mahato, 70, of Karjanha-3, Bandipur, Prayagi Devi Sah, 85, of Bariyapur-1 and Jabir Ryan, 8, of Mirchaiya-7 in Siraha.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Dhiraj Pratap Singh said that arrangements have been made for people to heat themselves at 127 places in the rural areas of all the eight districts of Province No. 2 to avoid the cold wave.
Blankets have been distributed with the help of various donor agencies to protect the most destitute and poor families from winter and cold waves.
Due to the lack of warm clothes, blankets, and bedding to cover the body, the poor families and the families who earn their living by daily wages now spend the night in the cold weather wearing blankets of straw.
The local level has requested all to take necessary precautions to avoid the cold as it is foggy in the morning after the drop in temperature.
The current low-pressure area in the southeastern Arabian Sea and the low-pressure area in Eastern Bihar have affected the weather. According to meteorologists, the maximum temperature has dropped and the cold has scaled up.
Schools have been closed in most of the districts of Province 2 due to the cold. The worst affected are children, the elderly who suffer from asthma, and those who earn a living on a daily basis. The number of patients coming to the hospital for treatment is increasing.