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In separate incidents, lightning kills 20 in Bihar

Six people died in Bettiah in West Champaran district, five in Jamui district, four in Motihari in East Champaran district, three in Bhagalpur, and one each in Vaishali and Samastipur districts.

patna Updated: May 28, 2017 22:25 IST
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Lightning bolts illuminate the sky.(Representative image)

At least 20 people, including children and women, were killed in separate lightning strikes in Bihar on Sunday as violent storms and heavy rains lashed large parts of the state, officials of the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority here said.

The lightning strikes killed six people in Bettiah in West Champaran district, five in Jamui district, four in Motihari in East Champaran district, three in Bhagalpur, and one each in Vaishali and Samastipur districts.

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs four lakh each to the affected families.