At least 83 people were killed and 30 others were injured in thunderstorms and lightning that struck several parts of Bihar on Thursday. The lightning also killed more than 15 cattle in Khagaria district. Large scale damage to property was also reported across the state.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences about the loss of life.
13 people died in Gopalganj, eight each in Madhubani and Nawada, six each in Siwan and Bhagalpur, 5 each in East Champaran, Darbhanga and Banka, three each in Khagaria and Aurangabad, two each in West Champaran, Kishanganj, Jehanabad, Jamui, Purnia, Supaul, Buxar and Kaimur and one each in Samastipur, Sheohar, Saran, Sitamarhi and Madhepura, media reports quoted officials as saying.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each for the kin of the deceased.
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