PATNA: Eleven people,including two children, have died due to heavy storm and lighting in several parts of Bihar since Sunday morning. Several people have been injured. A 10-year-old girl was killed on Sunday when a thunderstorm struck a village in Madhubani district, 173 km from state capital Patna. Another 10-year-old girl in Darbhanga district died after lightning struck her in the early hours of Sunday.Two others were killed in a neighbouring village in Madhubani.Lighting also took the life of a 45 year old man in Satghara village in Madhubani.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, asked his officials to offer compensation to the families of those who died in the lightning and storm.
The Weather department on snday had warned of thunderstorm followed with gusty winds in parts of West Bengal,Uttar Pradesh,Odisha,Bhar, and the northeastern states.
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