12 killed in lightning strikes in Bihar, India

Twelve people were killed in lightning strikes in three districts of Bihar on Sunday, disaster management officials said. Nine persons were killed in Saran district while two died in Jamui and one in Bhojpur, they said. Eight people were also injured in Saran district and they are being treated at Chhapra Sadar Hospital, Superintendent of Police Hari Kishore Rai said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar condoled the deaths and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the families of each of the deceased, an official release said.

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