09 July, Patna
In Bihar, atleast 23 people killed and over one dozen injured in lightening and thunderstorm in different parts of the state. Maximum seven casualties are from Vaishali followed by four each from Patna and Saran districts.
Eight people were trapped under impact of lightening in Gaya, Sasaram, Araria and Nalanda districts of the state.
Met office has issued an alert in next 48 hrs in view of heavy rains and thunderstorms. Meanwhile the state government has announced an ex-gratia of rupees four lakh each to the next of those who were killed in natural calamity.