Chill affects life in plains, hills alike

- Post Report, SIRAHA

Jan 24, 2016-

Cold wave and dense fog have affected normal life in the Tarai region. In Siraha, people from impoverished families in particular have faced hardships due to the chill.

People sat around bonfires in rural areas of Siraha to shield themselves from cold in the past three days.

The flow of patients suffering from cold related ailments has increased in the district. According to the District Hospital, around 20 to 25 people are visiting the health facility on a daily basis.

In Parsa, a chilly weather has been experienced in the past three days. Elderly citizens and children have been affected the most. As sunlight is nil or dim, people have been confined to their homes.

Meanwhile, the drop in mercury levels has made life difficult in Bhojpur district. Shilingchung, Salpapokhari, Maiyung and Temke areas received thick snowfall in the past five days. People have been affected also in Tintale, Selme, Ghintang, Ghodetar and Chakhewa, with some complaining of headache, fever and common cold.

Published: 24-01-2016 08:35

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