21 persons have been reported dead in the Eastern State of Bihar in India, in incidents related to lightning amid rains over the past 24 hours.
The State’s Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday explained that those affected were farmers or workers in agriculture fields, who were busy sowing crops or engaged in other agriculture-related activities.
The Management said the deaths were reported around 10 districts in the State.
The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, who also confirmed the incidents said that monetary compensation of 400,000 Indian Rupees will be given to each of the bereaved families.
The Chief Minister also urged the people to be alert during harsh and callous weather.
He said; “People must follow the directions issued by the state disaster management authority to save themselves from lightning incidents.
“One must stay indoors during inclement weather.’’