In Bihar, thunderstorm and lightning have claimed 31 lives different parts of the state during the past 24 hours. Maximum 14 deaths were reported from Bhagalpur, Begusarai and Muzaffarpur districts. 11 people also injured in the incident.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced an ex-gratia of four lakh rupees each to the next of the kin of those killed and ordered free treatment for the injured. Met department has forecast more thunderstorm in the next 24 hours in the state. (AIR NEWS)