Deadly lightning strikes on Tuesday claimed 56 people in Bihar and 42 people in Uttar Pradesh. Reportedly, many others were injured and rushed to the hospital.
India Today reported that In Patna four people died and eight persons were injured in lightning strikes late on Tuesday evening. Deaths due to lightning were reported from Dumri, Bindol and Roniya villages in Patna. Along with lightning strikes, the state also witnessed heavy showers on Tuesday evening. Purnia district recorded the maximum rainfall at 83.7mm, while Patna registered 17.2 mm, Gaya 32.6 mm and Bhagalpur recorded 25.7 mm rainfall. The state government has announced Rs 4 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased. “The death toll is expected to rise,” said Disaster management minister Chandrashekhar.
According to the reports, there will be no change in the weather conditions till June 24. There is a possibility of thundering winds reaching up to 50 km/h gusting at 70 km/h during the next 24 hours in this region.