December 7, 2016
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Lightning kills 57 people in Bihar govt announces 4 lakh compensation

Lightning kills 57 people in Bihar govt announces 4 lakh compensation

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Lightning kills 57 people in Bihar govt announces 4 lakh compensation

Around 57 persons in Bihar and 42 in Uttar Pradesh were killed due to lighting following heavy rains on 21 June and 22 June. Also, 24 persons were reported injured in Bihar.
The various parts which experienced heavy rainfall in Bihar include Purnia, Patna Gaya and Bhagalpur.
Bihar meteorological department director AK Sen said, Incessant rains are likely to hit South Bihar in the next 24 hours. Several parts of North Bihar will also witness heavy rainfall
Fifty-six people have been killed by lightning in the eastern Indian state of Bihar over the past 24 hours. Death toll in lightning strike rises to 57 in Bihar, 42 in UP.
Lighting strikes during the monsoon season which started from the second week of June, is common in Bihar. The rains that started earlier this week were the first of this monsoon season.
However, Bihar Disaster Management Minister Chandrasekhar told the media that toll has increased to 56.
An official of the disaster management department confirmed that seven people were killed by lightning in Rohtas district followed by five each in Patna, Kaimur, four each in Aurangabad, Buxar and Nalanda districts.
According to the official, three each were killed in Saran, Purnea, Saharsa and Katihar district.
Two each were killed in Bhojpur, Samastipur, Bhagalpur, Munger and Madhepura district and one each in West Champaran and Gaya district. In Patna and Rohtas, 16 people were injured by the lightning.
Over a dozen people were also injured in Kosi region of Saharsa.

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Lightning kills 56 people in Bihar state govt announces Rs four lakh compensation

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