Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences after lightning strikes and thunderstorms in Bihar killed 83 individuals, injured many and brought about widespread harm to property within the final two days.
The state catastrophe administration division mentioned 23 districts of the state had been gravely affected with Gopalganj accounting for the utmost variety of casualties at 13. Uttar Pradesh has additionally been affected by the thunderstorms and has reported casualties.
PM Modi expressed his anguish on the lack of lives and mentioned the state governments are working in direction of aid and rehabilitation.
“Obtained tragic information about demise of a number of individuals in some districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on account of heavy rains and lightening. The state governments are engaged in aid work with promptness,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Stories from districts mentioned greater than 20 individuals had been injured and admitted to hospital. The lightning has additionally brought about widespread harm to homes and belongings of the residents.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has introduced a compensation of Rs four lakh for the households of the victims.
Mr Kumar has additionally appealed to everybody to stay alert and keep indoors as a lot as doable in the course of the storms.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee additionally prolonged her condolences to the victims’ households.
Very disturbed by the demise of 83 individuals in lightning strikes and storms in Bihar, particularly in Gopalganj district. Individuals of Bengal stand by the affected individuals and categorical condolences to the households of the deceased.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 25, 2020
The climate workplace has predicted thunderstorms in all of the 38 districts of the state over the following few days together with “heavy to very heavy rainfall” within the northern, flood-prone districts, bordering Nepal.