Lightning claims 107 lives in Bihar and UP in one day
PATNA/LUCKNOW: A fusillade of lightning strikes spread across 31 districts of two states killed 107 people on Thursday — 83 in Bihar and 24 in UP — amid warnings from meteorologists for people in both states to stay indoors as more thunderstorms are on the radar over the next 72 hours.
In Bihar, a total of 23 districts reported fatalities, with Gopalganj in the northern part of the state accounting for the highest number of 13 deaths, followed by Madhubani with eight. Siwan and Bhagalpur had six deaths each while East Champaran, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur and Banka reported five each.
In UP, bolts of lightning killed nine in Deoria, followed by six in Prayagraj, three in Ambedkarnagar and two in Barabanki.
Many victims were at work in their fields
Bihar’s Nawada, Khagaria, Aurangabad, West Champaran, Kishanganj, Jehanabad, Buxar, Kaimur, Jamui, Purnia, Supaul, Samastipur, Sheohar, Saran, Sitamarhi and Madhepura had fewer deaths.
Many of the victims in Gopalganj and some other districts were at work in their fields when they were struck by lightning, a perennial threat during the monsoon months. The UP relief commissioner’s office said 24 people were injured in the state.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his UP counterpart Yogi Adityanath announced ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those killed. Nitish appealed to people to take all necessary precautions as more turbulent weather had been forecast for the next two days. “Follow all advisories and stay indoors and safe during bad weather,” he said.
Where ever Moti rules he brings death and destruction.
First in Gujarat and now in Whole India.
Wat else left with 2020
Poor people! They were working for food cultivation! It is equally important like soldiers in border. My condolences I hope Government compensates the families..
Fossil By Then
RIP.. People will simply ignore warnings. This is our nature.
Nature is seriously angry on us
Terrible tragedy! Condolences to the affected families! Hope the go nments of the two states as well the central go nment offer right amount of support to the surviving family members!
Death in inevitable . Time and place is destined .
Modi ji should be prevented it
Modi & Yogi govts have failed to prevent lightning. Congress will take out a huge protest march in Amethi: The China Owl of Wayanaad
So many deaths! It is unheard of and very pathetic- 2020 is certainly proving to be very detrimental to huan civilisation- corona and natural calamities
These unfortunate events occur whenever there is lightning or thunderstorm. Wish the administration could do something to protect and control the people in these situations.
Really sad that many people lost lives in UP and Bihar as lightning strike 31 districts of both the states.
holy hell... Zeus, pls spare us
sad.. what is happening... negative news all around..God bless us
Hari Sankar Sharma
Please provide every village a lightning arrest mechanism at a highest point! Not very expensive
S Jani B
2020 is one of bad year for mankind!!
No forecast before lightening, but free forecast after lightening.
Devinder Singh Dadwal
The probability of lightining to strike a person is almost zero. Hw come so many die.. lightining usually flash in sky not fall on ground..
2020 is really a bad year
Not sure what else is. remaining in 2020! The worst year so far for the humanity and human beings!!
More disaster to come in 2020. Now,its nature time to take revenge for the destruction caused to nature by humans
Another disaster which claimed 100 of innocent lives. 2020 seems to be an inauspicious year across the world. Hope for the good old days as soon as possible.
Truth Is Bitter
NO Tweets from the Billionaire Sports Man .. Sad news ..
Imran Khan or Rahul Gandhi