The Bihar Post

Thunderstorms claim another 13 lives in Bihar, govt announces relief


PATNA: Lightning and rain accompanied by thunderstorm have claimed at least 13 lives in Bihar, second time in the past three days.

Authorities said many were killed when storms blew away roof and damaged homes or getting struck by lightning.

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The deaths were reported from East Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Sheohar, Kaimur and Gaya.

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs4 lakh to each victim family.

Earlier, thunderstorm had struck Bihar on Monday night, killing at least 19 people.

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