At least 107 people are pronounced dead in India’s latest lightning strikes in northern and eastern part of India. Lightning strikes are said to be very common during heavy monsoon rains in India.
India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says relief packages were underway for families who have lost their loved ones in this unfortunate natural disaster.
बिहार और उत्तर प्रदेश के कुछ जिलों में भारी बारिश और आकाशीय बिजली गिरने से कई लोगों के निधन का दुखद समाचार मिला। राज्य सरकारें तत्परता के साथ राहत कार्यों में जुटी हैं। इस आपदा में जिन लोगों को अपनी जान गंवानी पड़ी है, उनके परिजनों के प्रति मैं अपनी संवेदना प्रकट करता हूं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 25, 2020
Experts and authorities have warned residents to stay indoors and very vigilant in the coming days as meteorologists predict more terrible weather conditions in the coming days.
More than 2,300 people lost their lives to lighting in 2018 in India according to India’s National Crime Records Bureau. The Bureau also noted that at least 2,000 people have died from lightning strikes every year since 2005.
Latest lightning strike also left many injured. The disaster management team in Bihar state said over 20 people were in the hospital receiving treatment.