Death toll in lightning incidents across Bihar, UP mounts to 137
In Bihar, the death toll in the lightning and rain related incidents in 25 districts of the state during the last 36 hours has risen to 113. Forty nine people have been injured.
Most of the casualties are farmers who were doing agriculture related works in fields. 14 people were killed in Gopalganj while 39 in six districts of Purnea,Nawada , Madhubani, Bhagalpur, Aurangabad and Siwan. Other 53 casualties were reported from 18 districts.
The Met department has forecast heavy rain and lightning in the next three days in different parts of the state. The people have been advised to remain indoors during this period.The state government has appealed to people to take all necessary precautions during turbulent weather.