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Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to kin of 11 people killed in lightning

11 people died due to lightning and thunderstorm in 3 districts of Bihar. State Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family members of the deceased.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Bihar: 11 people died due to lightning and thunderstorm in 3 districts of Bihar. State Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family members of the deceased.

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Lightning killed four people in Purnea, three persons in Supal and four persons in Araria, according to figures from state disaster management department. “An ex-gratia grant of Rs 4 lakh each will be given immediately to the dependents of the deceased. Be careful in bad weather,” tweeted Bihar CM.

CM also cautioned the public and urged them to follow guidelines issued by authorities during extreme weather. “Follow the suggestions issued by the Disaster Management Department to prevent thunderstorms. Stay at home in bad weather, stay safe,” he added.

Earlier the IMD had predicted thunderstorms accompanied by lightning at isolated places very likely in Bihar, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, West Rajasthan, Jharkhand etc.Also in August, two IndiGo engineers were injured after they were struck by lightning on Saturday at Nagpur airport.

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