Arab Weather - Lightning strikes caused the death of at least 107 people in northern and eastern India during the early stages of the annual monsoons that started with the beginning of June 2020
About 83 people died in the eastern state of Bihar after being struck by lightning, while 24 others died in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, and dozens were injured by lightning.
Lightning strikes during the annual monsoons from June to September are somewhat common in India .
Lakshmishwar Rai, minister of disaster management in Bihar, told "France Press" that this outcome is the highest among those recorded in recent years .
He pointed out that more than half of the victims were from the northern and eastern flood-prone areas in Bihar, warning that the death toll might be higher pending the arrival of reports from the interior of the state .
It is reported that more than 2,300 deaths from lightning strikes in India were registered in 2018, according to the National Office of Crime Records, which provides the latest statistics and figures in this regard .