83 killed in Bihar due to lightning and thunderstorms in single day

83 individuals were killed in the eastern territory of Bihar in the wake of being struck by lightning, and another 24 killed on in northern Uttar Pradesh State. Authorities said few more people were harmed.

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Lightning strikes during the June-September yearly rainstorm are genuinely regular in India. In any case, Bihar’s calamity the executives serve, Lakshmeshwar Rai, said this was one of the most elevated day by day tolls from lightning the state had recorded lately.

The greater part of the passings were from the flood-inclined northern and eastern areas of Bihar, he included. Rai cautioned the loss of life could rise further as his administration was all the while looking out for setback reports from the inside pieces of the state.

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Substantial downpour is gauge to hit Bihar on Friday and Saturday, as indicated by the neighborhood India Meteorological Department office.

In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, most of the deaths were reported in Deoria district close to the Nepal border, and the holy city of Prayagraj, authorities said.

Prime minister Narendra Modi late on Thursday tweeted his condolences to the victims’ families, adding that both state governments were carrying out urgent relief work.

More than 2,300 people were killed by lightning in India in 2018 according to the National Crime Records Bureau, the most recent figures available.

The monsoon is crucial to replenishing water supplies in South Asia, but also causes widespread death and destruction across the region each year.