33 killed as strong winds, rains lash Bihar

33 killed as strong winds, rains lash Bihar

International Deskdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 09:13 22 May 2022   Updated: 09:50 22 May 2022

Photo: Collected

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As many as 33 people died in the 16 districts of Bihar died due to the storm and lightning on Saturday. 

The storm that occurred in the city on Thursday evening, has destroyed several houses and caused immense damage to the state.

The locals in Katihar were affected by the destruction due to the natural calamity. for the first time. The intensity of the storm was such that even the roofs of several houses were blown away, while some electric poles fell off and trees were uprooted.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a financial aid of Rs 4 lakh to the family of people who lost their lives in the incidents. The chief minister's office said that after assessing the crop and house damage, instructions will be given to provide assistance to the affected families.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in Hindi, "Deeply saddened to know about the number of deaths due to thunderstorm and lightning in several districts of Bihar. May God give strength to the bereaved families to bear this immense loss. The local administration under the supervision of the state government is actively engaged in the relief and rescue work of the victims" 

The Patna Meteorological Centre has forecast thunderstorm with lightning with a gusty wind speed between 30/40 kmph at isolated places across Bihar for the next two days. It has also issued a ‘yellow’ warning for lightning and thunderstorm activity in West Champaran, East Champaran, Gopalganj, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Saharsa, Madhepura, Supaul, Araria, Kishanganj, Purnea, and Katihar. - NDTV, Indian Express

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