In Bihar and Jharkhand, there have been reports of 51 deaths in the last 48 hours because of lightning strikes
In Bihar and Jharkhand, in the last 48 hours, 51 people died due to lightning strikes. Out of these, 39 deaths were reported in Bihar and 12 in Jharkhand.
According to Bihar's Disaster Management Department, the maximum number of deaths occurred in Jamui. Apart from this, four deaths were reported in Aurangabad, four in Bhagalpur, Banka and Eastern Champaran, three in Rohtas, two in Nawada, Nalanda and Katihar, one each in Munger, Arwal and Gaya.
Government to compensate
The state government will compensate the kin of the dead and arrange treatment for the injured.
At least six people were killed in Jharkhand's Jamtara district due to lightning strikes. Two people have died in Ramgarh, Pakurd and Dumka. According to the police, four other people were also injured in these incidents.
Five of the people killed in Jamtara were returning after bathing in a pond during the incident and it began to rain. They had taken shelter under a bridge when they were killed
At the same time, two people died in Ramgarh district when they were standing under a tree watching cricket matches when lightning struck.