Bihar: Five persons, including two minors, killed in lightning strike
(Sourced from PTI)
Five persons, including two minor girls, were killed when a thunderstorm struck north Bihar's Madhubani district yesterday, police said. While two persons were killed in Deep village under the jurisdiction of Jhannjharpur police station, a 10-year-old girl was killed in the neighboring Harbhanga village, the police said. All the three were killed when lightning struck them, Jhannjharpur police station SHO Prem Lal Paswan said.
In another incident, lightning claimed the life of a 45-year-old man in Satghara village under the jurisdiction of Babubarahi police station, police said. In third incident, another 10-year-old girl was killed in Kamalpur village when lightning struck her in the early hours, the SHO of Bheja police station, Angesh Kumar, said. Three persons were killed earlier when lightning struck them in Purnea district.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has condoled the deaths caused during thunderstorm in various parts of the state and issued instructions for timely award of compensation to the next of kin of the deceased and proper treatment to those who have been injured.