In India, lightning killed more than a hundred people in two days
One hundred ten people died in the Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the past two days from lightning strikes, said the Department for disaster management.
Earlier it was reported that the death toll from lightning strikes in the Indian state of Bihar has risen to 83. In turn, the state government of Uttar Pradesh announced on Thursday that the lightning killed 24 people, three of them died Wednesday.
Suffered from lightning strikes 32 people, including 20 people were injured in Bihar, 12 in Uttar Pradesh. All of them were hospitalized with burns.
Prime Minister Narendra modi expressed his condolences in connection with death of people.
"Received the tragic news of several deaths in some parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar due to heavy rains and lightning. The state government promptly provide emergency assistance," he wrote on Twitter.
The authorities of the States reported that relatives of the victims will receive payments of 400 thousand rupees, and called the people as much as possible to stay indoors during bad weather conditions.
Meanwhile, the weather Department predicts continued precipitation in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is expected that the storm will fall upon all parts of the state over the next few days along with the "heavy and very heavy rainfall" in the Northern regions on the border with Nepal, where floods are often recorded.