The spell of heavy rains and lightening has taken toll of at least 46 persons. There were men, women as well as children who lost their life.Eight persons who sustained severe burnt injuries are hospitalized.
The state Government has declared to give Rs. 4 lakh as compensation amount to all the dependents of dead victims of lightening . Nalanda, Aurangabad, Rohtas and Purnea are the worst hit districts of this natural calamity . Last year during Mansoon rains , lightening took toll of 10 persons. This is one of the major lightning tragedy that has happened in Bihar in recent past.
Mansoon rains are taking place throughout Bihar since Monday. Thunderbolts and lightning are striking at regular intervals. State Disaster Management Committee Confirmed that this is the worst death incident in 24 hrs period due to lightning .