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Patna: Lightning strikes 21 people in the state

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Patna: July 15, At least 21 people were killed due to lightning strikes across Bihar, in just past 24 hours, amidst the ongoing monsoon season, thr officials have now issued orange alert across the state, lightning strikes in 13 districts of the state, while more than 12 people were injured. Four deaths occurred in Rohtas and Arwal, two each in Aurangabad and East Champaran, and one each in Kishanganj, Banka, Saran, Siwan, Kaimur, Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, and Araria.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 lakh compensation to each of the victim’s family.

The disaster management agency has been appealing to people, especially those living in rural areas, to avoid going into the agricultural field or stand under the trees, electric poles or temporary houses made of clay when it is raining, also warned people living in urban areas to stay away from windows during the rain and not touch electrical devices like refrigerators and ACs, as well as avoid going to rooftops of buildings.

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