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83 die in Bihar due to thunderstorms, CM announces Rs 4 lakhs ex gratia

BY ANI, Jun 25, 2020 6:43 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Jun 26, 2020 1:44 AM

At least 83 people died due to thunderstorms in Bihar in the last 24 hours, according to Chief Minister's Office. Photo-ANI

At least 83 people died due to thunderstorms in Bihar in the last 24 hours, according to Chief Minister's Office.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced Rs 4 lakhs each for the families of deceased.

Thirteen people died in Gopalganj, 8 each in Madhubani and Nawada, 6 each in Baghalpur and Siwan, 5 each in Darbhanga, Banka, East Champaran and 3 each in Khagaria and Aurangabad.

Due to thunderstorms, two people each lost their lives in West Champaran, Kishanganj, Jamui, Jahanabad, Purnia, Supaul, Buxar, Kaimur while one death each was reported in Samastipur, Shivhar, Saran, Sitamarhi and Madhepura.



Rahul Gandhi condoles deaths of 83 people in Bihar due to lightning

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives due to lightning in Bihar.

"I am in a state of shock after receiving the news of the death of 83 people due to lightning in Bihar. May God give the family members of the deceased the strength to bear this loss.

I appeal to Congress workers to assist the affected the families in every possible way," Gandhi tweeted.

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