No fewer than 21 people died in India’s eastern state of Bihar in incidents of lightning amid rains over the past 24 hours.
An official at the state’s disaster management authority on Tuesday said that those who died were farmers or workers in agriculture fields who were busy sowing crops or engaged in other agriculture-related activities.
According to the official, the deaths were reported around 10 districts in the state.
Purnia and Araria both reported four deaths, three died in the Supaul district, two deaths were reported each from Banka, Jamui and Nawada, and one death occurred each in Begusarai, Sheikhpura, Saran and Saharsa, the official added.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a monetary compensation of 400,000 Indian Rupees (5,023 U.S. dollars) for each of the bereaved families.
The chief minister advised the people to be alert during inclement weather.
“People must follow the directions issued by the state disaster management authority to save themselves from lightning incidents.
“One must stay indoors during inclement weather,” he said.
- Nigerians Angry With Govt Officials Over High Cost Of Living – Shettima
- Police Arrest Man For killing Mother, Sister In Enugu
- 35-Yr-Old Man In Police Custody For Attempting To Kill Wife With Pestle
- Ex-Sierra Leone President Under House Arrest Amid Coup Investigation
- JUST-IN: Senate Donates N109m December salary To Kaduna Bombing Victims
News4 days ago
Ifon/Ilobu Crisis: Ilobu Residents Raise Alarm Over Alleged Invasion, Destruction Of Farmland By Hoodlums
News5 days ago
Ago Owu Farmers Protest Alleged Invasion Of Farmland By Hoodlums, Herders (Video)
News2 days ago
JUST IN: Late Alaafin’s Son, Abdulfatai Is Dead
News1 day ago
‘She Has Contributed Immensely To My Business, Social And Political Life’ , Gov Adeleke Eulogizes Wife, Titilola On Her Birthday.