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At least 36 killed by lightning, thunderstorms in Bihar
July 24, 2019 | 12:44 PM
by Agencies
Lightning and thunderstorms in the Indian state of Bihar have killed at least 36 people
 
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Mumbai: Lightning and thunderstorms in the Indian state of Bihar have killed at least 36 people, officials said on Wednesday.

"In Bihar, thunderstorm and lightning have so far claimed 36 lives in different parts of the state," said an official. "Over a dozen have been injured and they are undergoing treatment at different hospitals."

Local meteorological department officials have forecast heavy rain in Bihar during the next 48 hours.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a monetary relief to each family that lost member due to lightning and ordered free treatment for the injured.



Lightning and rain-related incidents have killed 35 lives in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state.

India is currently experiencing the southwest monsoon with many parts facing heavy to very heavy rainfall as a result.



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