Since the beginning of the rainy season, a lot of disasters have been recorded globally leading to deaths and injuries in countries . Recently, 21 people died in India’s eastern state of Bihar in incidents of lightning due to rainfall over the past 24 hours.
The official at the state’s disaster management authority confirmed this on Tuesday , and the deaths were reported around 10 districts in the state. It was recorded that the deceased were farmers or workers in agriculture fields who were busy sowing crops or engaged in other agriculture-related activities.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a monetary compensation of 400,000 Indian Rupees (5,023 U.S. dollars) for each of the bereaved families.
According to Xinhua, the chief minister ,he advised the people to be alert during inclement weather.“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,” he said.
The official added that while Purnia and Araria both reported four deaths, three died in the Supaul district, two deaths were reported each from Banka, Jamui, and Nawada, and one death occurred each in Begusarai, Sheikhpura, Saran, and Saharsa.