Lightning kills 19 in India

Dhaka,  Tue,  25 July 2017
Published : 10 Jul 2017, 13:26:02
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Lightning kills 19 in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh

Lightning kills 19 in India
At least 19 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh of India, while the flood situation in Assam has deteriorated.

In Assam, one more person lost his life in Karimganj district of the province, taking the flood-related toll in the state to 26, while nearly 0.50 million people are hit across 15 districts.

In Bihar, at least 16 people died and two others got injured in lightning strikes in seven districts, where light rainfall occured in some areas.

Five people died in Vaishali district, three each in Patna and Bhojpur, two in Saran and one each in Rohtas, Nalanda and Araria districts, an official said.

In Ballia district of Uttar pradesh, at least three people were killed and four others injured in a lightning strike.

Bharatpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer divisions received rain while the mercury made an upward swing at most places since Saturday.

In the national capital, however, it was a hot and humid day with the minimum and maximum temperatures settling above normal levels.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 38.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, while the minimum settled at 29.6 degrees Celsius, two degrees Celsius above normal.

Humidity levels oscillated between 87 and 42 per cent, according to PTI.
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