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At least 29 killed in lightning strikes across Bihar

While Jamui district reported eight deaths, seven people were struck dead by lightning in Aurangabad on Tuesday. Banka district also reported five deaths. Bhagalpur, Nalanda and Sasaram also reported two deaths each while one person each was killed in Munger, Arwal and Katihar.

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At least 29 people have been killed by lightning in the last 36 hours across Bihar. This is the biggest casualty in lightning strikes this monsoon season. Eleven people were killed on July 20 in lightning strikes.

While Jamui district has reported the maximum deaths at eight, Aurangabad saw seven deaths on Tuesday. Banka district reported five deaths. Bhagalpur, Nalanda and Sasaram reported two deaths each while one person each was killed in Munger, Arwal and Katihar.

The state government has announced Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia compensation to the next kin of each victim. Bihar disaster management department has been advertising about precautions to escape lightning. People have been asked to avoid working in fields during rains.

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First published on: 24-07-2019 at 01:23:36 pm
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