Patna: As many as 83 people including women, farmers and children have died in various districts of Bihar in lightning strikes on Thursday.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed condolences and appealed to be vigilant in bad weather. Along with this, instructions have been given to give immediate grant of Rs four lakh each to the families of the deceased.
As per reports, 13 in Gopalganj from Vajrapat, five in East Champaran, six in Siwan, five in Darbhanga, five in Banka, six in Bhagalpur, three in Khagadia, eight in Madhubani, two in West Champaran, one in Samastipur, one in Shivhar, one in Kishanganj Two, one in Saran, two in Jehanabad, one in Sitamarhi, two in Jamui, eight in Nawada, two in Purnia, two in Supaul, three in Aurangabad, two in Buxar, one in Madhepura and two in Kaimur have died due to the lightning strikes.
The Bihar Chief Minister said that he is with the affected families in this hour of disaster. The Chief Minister has given instructions to give ex-gratia grant of Rs. Four lakh each to the immediate kin of the deceased.