32 killed in Bihar Lightning

32 killed in Bihar Lightning

At least 32 people, including women and children, were killed and over a dozen injured in incidents of lightning strikes across Bihar in last 24 hours, an official said on Wednesday.

Eight deaths were reported in Jamui, seven in Aurangabad, five in Banka, three each in Bhagalpur and Rohtas districts followed by two deaths in Nalanda and one death each in Gaya, Munger, Katihar, and Araria districts.

"The state government has ordered ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of those who lost their lives," said by the authorities of the disaster management.
According to the weather office, lightning strikes occur in the state during the June-September monsoon season.

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