Rain Disaster in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were lashed with violent rains and storm on Monday and Tuesday
Although, lightning strikes commonly occur in monsoons between the months June-October in Bihar, death count seems higher for these two particular days. As per the reports, five deaths have been confirmed from Rohtas and Patna, four each in Aurangabad, Nalanda, and Buxar districts. Three deaths were reported from Saharsa, two from Bhojpur and East Champaran and one from Banka, Muzaffarpur, Madhepura and Samastipur.
The state government announced a compensation of Rs. 4 lakhs to the victims’ families and advised people to stay away from fields during lightening.
Earlier in UP, a 25 year old person was killed after a tree fell on him. The heavy showers and lightening disrupted life—uprooting trees and electricity poles and bringing down boundary walls in many places.