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57 killed due to heavy rains in Bihar

Fifty-seven people were killed and 24 others injured following heavy rains and thunderstorm in Bihar, a senior official said on Wednesday.

57 killed due to heavy rains in Bihar
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Patna

Nalanda, Bhojpur, Rohtas, Kaimur, Aurangabad, Purnea registered four deaths each, while Katihar, Saharsa and Saran districts recorded three human fatalities each, Vyasji said. 

Bhagalpur, Munger, Samastipur districts recorded two deaths each, while Banka, Madhepura, Muzaffarpur and West Champaran districts registered one death each, the official said, adding three more deaths were reported from other areas. 

In addition, 24 other persons sustained injuries in lightning in various districts, he said, adding that 13 cattle also perished. 

An ex-gratia payment of Rs 4 lakh will be provided to the kin of the victims and in some cases financial assistance has already been provided to the affected families, he said. For the injured persons, ex-gratia amount will be decided on severity of the injuries, Vyasji said. 

Six killed after being struck by lightning in Uttar Pradesh 

Six persons were killed and four others injured after being hit by lightning in different parts of the district, police said here on Wednesday. Santosh Yadav (58) and Baleshwar Yadav (45) were killed on Tuesday in Hariballampur and Darauli villages respectively, it said. Kundan (14), Gulab Yadav (62), Reena Yadav (32) and Juned Khan (50) were also killed after being hit by lightning, it said. Police said that four persons were injured. 

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