• Thursday, October 06, 2022

ASIA

Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

Lightning kills thousands of Indians every year especially during monsoon season.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said Monday (31). Eighteen people were killed in Odisha state, authorities there said. Another three died in Jharkhand state further north. About 10 people were injured by the widespread bolts as storms erupted over rice paddies. Most of the victims were working in fields when lightning struck them, disaster management authority officials said. But in Jharkhand, two brothers in Kharswan district were killed when the lightning penetrated the thatched roof of their house.…

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