A flash of severe lightning killed 116 people across 31 districts of the two states. Around 92 people have been killed in Bihar and 24 people have been killed in Uttar Pradesh. The Meteorologists from both states have updated about the lightning and advised people to stay at homes in order to ensure safety. Some more thunderstorms are yet to occur in the next 72 hours.
As many as 23 districts in Bihar have reported fatalities. According to the report, the northern part of the state, GopalGanj recorded the highest number of fatalities. Followed by it, Madhubani recorded 8 deaths, Siwan and Bhagalpur recorded 6 deaths each. The East Champaran, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur and Banka had claimed 5 deaths in each of the following places.
The thunderstorms in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for the past two days has left at least 32 injured.In Bihar, the state’s Disaster Management Department said on Thursday that Gopalganj district accounted for the maximum number of casualties at 13.The lightning has also caused widespread damage to houses and belongings of the residents.
The other parts of Bihar comparatively have smaller deaths namely, Nawada, Khagaria, Aurangabad, West Champaran, Kishanganj, Jehanabad. Buxar, Kaimur, Jamui, Purnia, Supaul, Samastipur, Sheohar, Saran, Sitamarhi and Madhepura.
In Uttar Pradesh, around 9 people were killed in Deoria. Around 6 people died in Prayagraj, 3 people died in Ambedkarnagar and 2 people died of lightning in Barabanki. The UP relief commissioner office revealed that 24 people were injured in the state.
The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar and The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath announced an amount of Rs 4 lakh to the family of the deceased. The Bihar CM urged people to take necessary precautions as more tragic and severe turbulence are yet on the way. The people are requested to stay at home and follow all the precautionary guidelines further.