NEW DELHI (Xinhua) – At least 26 people were killed and nine others were injured due to lightning and rain-related incidents in India’s eastern state of Bihar, state-run broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said yesterday.
Heavy rains and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning strikes lashed the state on Tuesday affecting eight districts.
Officials said most of the victims were farmers working in the fields when the lightning struck.
According to AIR, a maximum of nine people were killed in Kaimur, while 17 others lost their lives in Bhojpur, Patna, Jehanabad, Rohtash, Aurangabad, Arwal and Siwan districts.
More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin