Rainfall creates havoc in Jharkhand: rains continue for third consecutive day, half a dozen dead so far

Ranchi, The non stop rainfall for the last three days has created havoc in the state as not only the rivers and dams have got overflowing but on the other hand half a dozen people have ended up losing their lives while power cuts and water logged streets and roads are a common sight across the state.

A person each lost their lives in Chatra, Garhwa, East Singhbhum and Ranchi districts while two minors boys died as wall of their mud house collapsed in Lohardaga district.

In the state capital of Ranchi has reported 151 mm of rainfall over the last 24 hours. 

Early Saturday morning itself police stopped traffic movement on the VIP road from the Harmu to Argora stretch due to huge water logging as vehicles had got struck. In many low laying areas water got into the homes of capital while in many other places vehicles in the parking lot of apartments got flooded with water.

The many areas of the state capital had to also face huge power cuts as trees got uprooted and fell on the wires. 

Scientists at the local weather Station said that impact of cyclonic circulation formed Bay of Bengal has caused the heavy rainfall while the active system of Monsoon was currently located on the borders of Jharkhand and Bihar due to which rainfall is taking place in the state.

The overflowing drain water and water logged streets gave a tough time to morning office goers and people out to fulfill their daily chores of work. Throughout the days all the prominent roads and markets wore a deserted look in the capital as people opted to remain in their homes.

A report from Lohardaga said that due to the rainfall the Koyel and Sankh rivers have got over flowing and since water was flowing above a bridge built between Serenghatu and Sithio village it has impacted vehicular movement on Lohardaga-Ranchi road. Later barricading was done at the bridge by the local administration.

In Jamtara many big trees got uprooted and fell on the road which adversely impacted the traffic movement. A big Palash tree fell on NH-419 due to which jam like situation was witnessed on the Jamtara-Dhanbad road. In Padiya a mango tree fell on electric wire while in another two transformers were burnt as lightning fell on them.

(EW Correspondent)