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Lightning strikes kill 21 people in India



Over the last 24 hours, 21 people have died in lightning strikes in India’s eastern state of Bihar.

Lightning strikes kill 21 people in India

Lightning strikes kill 21 people in India

An official at the state’s disaster management authority on Tuesday said that those who died were or in agriculture fields who were busy sowing crops or engaged in other agriculture-related activities.

According to the official, the deaths were reported around 10 districts in the state.

Purnia and Araria both reported four deaths, three died in the Supaul district, two deaths were reported each from

Banka, Jamui and Nawada, and one occurred each in Begusarai, Sheikhpura, Saran and Saharsa, the official added.

Bihar Chief Minister announced a monetary compensation of 400,000 Indian Rupees (5,023 U.S. dollars) for each of the bereaved families.


The chief advised the people to be alert during inclement weather.

“People must follow the directions issued by the state disaster management authority to save themselves from lightning incidents.

“One must stay indoors during inclement weather,” he said.


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