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Patna: 29 people killed by lightning throughout Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar announces a gratuity

At least 29 people were killed on Thursday as lightning struck different parts of Bihar. The highest number of deaths was recorded in Samastipur with eight people killed, followed by Patna where six people died, Eastern Champaran with four deaths, Katihar with three deaths, two deaths each in Madhepura, Shivhar and Western Champaran and one person each died in Purnea and Aurangabad.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has announced a gratuity of Rs four lakh each to relatives of those who lost their lives, the office of Bihar chief minister said.

Earlier on June 30, 11 people were killed in Bihar – Saran (5), Patna (2), Nawada (2), Lakhisarai (1) and Jamui (1).

Meanwhile, Bihar’s chief minister, Nitish Kumar, offered condolences and asked people to follow the guidelines issued by the State Disaster Management Authority. The CM had announced Rs 4 lakh each to the parents of those who lost their lives.

In the past few days, more than 100 people have died in Bihar while several others have been injured and property damage has been caused throughout the state due to lightning strikes.

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