Five die from cold in a single municipality ward in a week
January 15, 2018 12:13 PM NPT
LAHAN, Jan 15: The biting winter cold has claimed the lives of five people, including four women, within a week in a single Ward of Karjanha Municipality in Siraha district.
The latest victim of the harsh winter weather condition was 71-year-old Amirati Devi Yadav of Karjanha Municipality, Ward Number 6, who died of hypothermia on Sunday.
Before this, 62-year-old Seema Devi Saha died of excessive cold on Friday (January 12) and three people succumbed to cold on January 10. They are 52-year-old Bishwanath Saha, 70-year-old Runadevi Sada and 72-year-old Ram Sunair Saha.
According to Jagdish Mahato, the Ward chairman, all the victims came from families with poor economic background. He demanded that the Municipality should provide the obsequies expenses to the families of the deceased.
Meanwhile, a woman died due to excessive cold at Lahan Municipality-6 of Siraha district on Sunday. She is 65-year-old Sitadevi Bhattarai.
With this, the death toll from cold in Siraha district has reached 13. Life in Siraha has been badly affected by the biting cold. The number of patients suffering from cold and cough, cold diarrhoea and fever has increased at hospitals.