Bihar: 16 killed, 10 injured in lightning

Bihar: 16 killed, 10 injured in lightning

Agency News

Patna, May 6: Altogether 16 people lost their lives and 10 sustained serious burn injuries when lightning struck them in different districts of Bihar on Tuesday. As per reports received, three people were killed in Patna, two each in Jehanabad, Katihar and Sitamarhi and one each in Nalanda, Banka, Jamui, Arwal, Sheikhpura, Gaya and Samastipur districts.

According to a report from Katihar one Mastana and Soma Khatoon were charred alive when lightning struck them while they were working in their field at Shikarpur village under Abadpur puce station area. In Sitamarhi, two people were killed and two others sustained injuries at Sawai Patti village under Bajpatti police station area. In Sheikhpura women was charred alive in lightning incident when she was returning to her home.(UNI)