18 Killed As Lightning Strikes Bihar Again

Over 100 folks have died attributable to lightning strikes within the state within the final one week.(Representational)

Patna:

At the very least 18 folks had been killed after being struck by lightning in Bihar as we speak, officers stated. The fatalities had been reported from 5 districts, with Bhojpur and Saran accounting for the best variety of 4 deaths every, the Catastrophe Administration Division stated.

The opposite affected districts are Kaimur, Patna and Buxar, it stated.

The incident got here a day after eight folks had been killed in lightning strikes in 5 districts of the state.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had introduced a compensation of Rs four lakh to the households of every sufferer, an official launch stated.

The Chief Minister additionally appealed to the folks to stay alert and keep indoors so far as potential throughout the unhealthy climate.

Greater than 100 folks have died attributable to lightning strikes within the state within the final one week.

In the meantime, a number of climate specialists have opined {that a} mixture of above-normal temperatures in japanese Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and moist southerly winds from the Bay of Bengal led to an “instability” within the environment, leading to large-scale incidents of lightning that killed over 150 folks in these two states within the final fortnight.

IMD director basic Mrutyunjay Mohapatra stated the states had been alerted concerning the impending climate sample.

“We ship data to the state emergency operation centre involved. Plus our Regional Meteorological Centre at Patna additionally shares data with the state catastrophe administration authority, districts and media,” he stated.

Mr Mohapatra, nonetheless, stated there may be scope for enchancment to make sure that the knowledge reaches out to the final particular person.

With Inputs From PTI

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