88 killed in Bihar, UP’s lightening strikes

26 June, 2020 | newsx bureau

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88 people have died in various districts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh due to an uncalled catastrophe, the lightning strike has not only claimed lives but has also led to widespread damage of houses a...

More than 80 people killed and around 20 people were injured due to lightning in various places in Bihar. The state disaster management department said that 23 districts were severely hit with Gopalganj reporting the most number of deaths (13).

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar has announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the families of those killed. While Uttar Pradesh has also incurred loss due to lightning and has reported casualties for the same. According to the state reports around 24 of them were killed in the state with maximum deaths from Deoria district, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also granted an ex gratia of 4 lakh for the next of kin.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also conveyed his condolences at the loss of lives; he said that the state governments are working towards relief and rehabilitation. Moreover, the ministers from the cabinet also expressed their anguish over the uncalled catastrophe.

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Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee took to twitter expressing her grief, she said that the people of Bengal stand by the affected people and express condolences to the family of the deceased.

Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi also extended his condolences, Mr. Gandhi has further instructed the congress workers to extend all possible help to the families of the victims. The weather department has further predicted heavy rainfall in all the 38 districts of Bihar.

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