Lightning strikes killed 32 people, including nine children, during weekend storms in India

(SOURCE)  Lightning strikes killed 32 people, including nine children, during storms at the weekend in India.

It is not rare for lightning to strike someone when it is monsoon season, but that the sheer number of the death toll is extremely rare. 

The strikes killed people in the eastern Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand.

 
Lightning strikes killed 32 people, including nine children, during storms at the weekend in India.

Fatal: Lightning strikes killed 32 people, including nine children, during storms at the weekend in India (file)

 ‘About 24 people including seven children were killed Saturday and Sunday by bolts of lightning across Bihar,’ State Disaster Management Minister Renu Kumari Kushwaha said.

In neighbouring Jharkhand, eight people including two children died, Puran Mahto, an official in the state’s Dhanbad district said.

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Lightning Strikes World Trade Center – Photos

Dramatic moment lightning bolt strikes One World Trade Center and lights up the New York skyline as thunderstorm batters the city

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A huge thunderstorm saw lightning hit the newly completed One World Trade Center making for dramatic scenes in New York on Sunday evening as storms battered the city and raged across the east coast of America.

The thunderstorm provided New Yorkers some much-needed relief from a weekend of sweltering temperatures while also providing one keen photographer the opportunity to capture these dramatic images.

Storms flattened trees and utility poles in parts of northern New England, delayed flights in New York City and caused a tornado to touch down in South Carolina.

Super storm: New York and the east coast of the US were battered by strong winds and rain. The storm caused power cuts leaving many still without electricity on Monday.

Super storm: New York and the east coast of the US were battered by strong winds and rain. The storm caused power cuts leaving many still without electricity on Monday

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