13 people die in lightning strikes in Bihar

July 28th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, July 28 (IANS) Thirteen people, including women and children, were killed by lightning across Bihar Thursday in a single day, an official said.

“Ten people have been killed by bolts of lightning in Kaimur district followed by two in Purnia and one in Patna,” a state Disaster Management Department official said.

Over a dozen people sustained burn injuries, he added.

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs.1 lakh each for the victims’ kins.

Lightning strikes during the monsoon are common in Bihar.

Last month, over three dozen people were killed by lightning in north Bihar.

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