46 people were killed and 10 injured in lightning strikes in Bihar in the last 24 hours

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Patna, June 22: In a major tragedy, 46 people were killed and ten injured in lightning strikes in Biharin the last 24 hours.

Disaster Management Principal Secretary Vyasji confirmed that 46 people had died, 8 injured and 2 critically injured due to lightning strike.

Four persons died in lightning strikes at separate places of Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Tuesday.

Patna received 17.2 mm rainfall, while the temple town of Gaya registered 32.6 mm of rainfall. Bhagalpur received 25.7 mm of rain and recorded a maximum of 36.7 degrees Celsius, the MeT Department said yesterday.

The worst affected districts are Patna (5), Nalanda (4) Purnia (4), Kaimur(4), Rohtas (4), Sharasha (3), Katihar (3), Buxar (2), Samastipur (2), Muzaffarpur (2), Munger (2) and Bhojpur (1), Madhepura (1) and Kishanganj (1). Five people were killed in Bihta area of Patna district

A man and his son became victims of the lightning strike while they were returning home from field in Darmikala village under Tandwa police station.

Under Daudnagar police station, one person each became victim of lightning strikes in Aarai and Pansa villages.

Officials said the victims’ families would get Rs four lakh each as compensation for death in natural calamity.

Monsoon rains have been lashing Bihar from Tuesday evening and thunderbolts are striking at regular intervals.

Reports said seven people have also been killed in neighbouring Jharkhand due to lightning.