Lightning strikes kill 23 in eastern India

Indian officials said on Saturday that at least 23 people have died from lightning strikes in the country’s east over the past few days during monsoon storms.

Disaster management officials in the eastern state of Bihar said the victims of the lightning strikes were farmers and workers in Bihar who died during severe storms that hit the state between Wednesday and Friday.

They said 11 people died statewide on Friday, in addition to 13 deaths in the previous two days.

Source: agencies

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