In Bihar, over 30 people died while dozens were injured due to lightning and thunderstorm across the state in the last 24 hours, an official said on Thursday.
Going by the various reports, several districts including Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Saharsa, Purnea, Araria, Katihar, Jamui, Khagaria, Madyepura, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Sitamarhi, Mitigari and Gaya were striked by lightning, the state disaster management department official said.
Four deaths were reported from Begusarai district and three each in Purnea and Saharsa districts. Similarly one person each was killed in Sheohar and Nawada districts. “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.