(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.
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.