Bihar: 30 Killed, Over Dozen Injured in Lightning Strikes
Lightning (Photo Credits: Pixabay)

Patna, June 27: At least 30 people were killed and over a dozen others injured in incidents of lightning strikes across Bihar in the last 24 hours, an official said here on Thursday.

The deaths occurred in Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Saharsa, Purnea, Araria, Katihar, Jamui, Khagaria, Madyepura, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Sitamarhi, Mitigari and Gaya districts, the state disaster management department official said.

"The state government has ordered an ex-gratia payment of Rs 4 lakh each to the victims' kin," the official added. Uttar Pradesh: 3 Children Dead, 1 Injured as Lightning Strikes Sultanpur's Haji Patti Village.

According to the weather office, lightning strikes occur in the state during the June-September monsoon season.