The News Scroll 27 June 2019  Last Updated at 10:06 am | Source: IANS

30 die in Bihar lightning strikes

30 die in Bihar lightning strikes
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30 die in Bihar lightning strikes

Patna, June 27 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and over a dozen others injured in incidents of lightning strikes across Bihar in the last 24 hours, an official said here on Thursday.

The deaths occurred in Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Saharsa, Purnea, Araria, Katihar, Jamui, Khagaria, Madyepura, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Sitamarhi, Mitigari and Gaya districts, the state disaster management department official said.

"The state government has ordered an ex-gratia payment of Rs 4 lakh each to the victims'' kin," the official added.

According to the weather office, lightning strikes occur in the state during the June-September monsoon season.

--IANS

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