A Dozen Deaths Due to Lightning Strikes in Jharkhand

Ranchi: At least 12 persons lost their lives due to lightning strikes in different parts of Jharkhand during the past two days.

According to official sources, lightning strikes killed a woman and her daughter in the Barwadda area of Dhanbad district, while two people died at Bahragora in Jamdhespur and Chirodih in Gumla district on Friday. Another death was reported from Lohardagga.

On Thursday seven people were killed. One death each was reported from Chatra, Hazaribag, Ranchi, Bokaro and Khunti districts and two at Hussainabad in Palamu.

The Jharkhand government gives Rs four lakh to the family of a person who is killed in a lightning strike.

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