Bihar: 26 dead, several injured in lightning strikes

Bihar: According to the information given by the officials, in an incident that took place in Bihar that killed at least 26 people including women and children and several others got injured in incidents of lightning strikes.

Bihar State Disaster Department official Anirudh Kumar went on to say: Deaths were reported from Vaishali, Patna, Rohtas, Saran, Buxar, Bhojpur, Gaya, Samastipur, Siwan, Araria and Aurangabad districts yesterday.

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The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the family of each victim.

Lightning strikes during the June-September monsoon season are common across Bihar, with bamboo and grass huts more at risk.

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Bihar received heavy rainfall on Sunday, and the Meteorological Department has forecast similar conditions on Monday as well.