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Thunderstorm claims six lives in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

At least six persons, including a girl aged under four years, were killed and several others injured early today when lashed parts of Bihar, uprooting trees, electric poles and

According to a release issued by the state disaster management department, two women were killed in district where Kanti Devi (50) was crushed to death by an uprooted tree in Sadar block while (55) was struck by lightning in Masrakh.

Three-and-a-half-year-old died in district when the roof of her house collapsed due to the accompanied by rainfall.

Her sister (05) and mother (32) have sustained serious injuries.

Akhilesh Rai (35) was killed in a wall collapse in Yaduvanshi Nagar Bagicha of while an uprooted tree fell on Krishna Gaur (40) in Sasaram block of Rohtas.

Besides, Dharmendra Chaupal (30) died in district after being struck by lightning.

According to the weather department, winds blowing at the speed of 60 km per hour, accompanied by lightning and showers, swept across the state between 1 am and 2 am.

"lectricity supply was disrupted in various parts of the state, especially in north Bihar, as the storm uprooted hundreds of trees, resulting in snapping of cables and collapse of poles. The supply has been restored in all affected areas," Pratyay Amrit, for the departments of power and disaster management, told

Governor and issued statements expressing grief over the loss of life and property and wished early recovery for those who have sustained injuries.

The CM also issued instructions for "expeditious payment of ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the deceased", an official release said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 20:50 IST