Taking to Twitter, the Chief Minister said, “5 people died due to lightning in 3 districts of the state. My deepest condolences to the affected families. An ex-gratia grant of Rs 4 lakh will be given immediately to the next of kin of all the deceased.”
He also urged people to be vigilant in adverse weather and to follow the recommendations issued by the Disaster Management Department to avoid thunderstorms.
“All people should take full vigil in bad weather and follow the suggestions issued by the Disaster Management Department from time to time. Stay at home in bad weather and stay safe,” he added.