Due to lightning and thunderstorms, 107 people are killed in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Among the 107 people, 83 are reportedly from Bihar, and 24 are from Utter Pradesh who were killed by lightning and thunderstorms.
In Bihar’s Gopalganj district where 13 people lost their lives, is the district with the highest number of deaths on the day due to lightning. In Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria district, 9 people died. Deoria is the district with the highest number of deaths due to lightning in the state on the same day.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced Rs 4 lakh ex gratia each for the families killed due to lightning in the state. In a similar move, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath also announced Rs 4 lakh ex gratia each for the families of those killed.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted on the incidents and expressed condolences. ” In some districts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, heavy rains and lightning brought tragic news of the death of many people. The state governments are engaged in relief work with promptness. I express my condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in this disaster,” Mr. Prime Minister tweeted.