100 people killed by lightning in Bihar


From the past two days, monsoon brought relief in many parts of India.  More than hundred people killed by lightning this year.

Data revealed that 79 deaths were confirmed due to lightning.

PM  Narendra Modi tweeted that he was "deeply agonized" by the loss of life.

On Tuesday evening as the lightning strikes in Bihar area, around 56 people were killed including two children in various parts of Bihar. About 42 persons were reportedly killed by lightning in Uttar Pradesh, too.

During monsoon season from June to September lightning strikes are very common in India. However, the recent toll is unusually high.  Lightning killed at least 2,000 people every year in India, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

Bihar Principal Secretary of disaster management Vyas Ji told reporters that “four people died and eight persons were injured in lightning strikes late on Tuesday evening in Patna. Deaths due to lightning were reported from Dumri, Bindol and Roniya villages in Patna.”

Many people  injured including a girl student and eight others as the lightning strikes in Rohtas district of Bihar. Eight persons suffered severe injuries in Kaimoor district.

Around six people were killed and four people injured in Uttar Pradesh  after being hit by lightning on Tuesday.

Most of the victims  who died are farm labourers who take shelter under isolated trees during a thunderstorm.