Death toll due to lightning and thunderstorm in UP, Bihar climbs to 116

Death toll due to lightning and thunderstorm in UP, Bihar climbs to 116

The Bihar government on Friday revised the death toll in the state due to lightning and thunderstorm on Thursday. According to the figures released on Friday by the Disaster Management Department in Patna, the death toll in the lightning incidents in various districts of Bihar has climbed to 92.

On Thursday, the death toll figure in Bihar stood at 85. However, the Bihar government revised the figures on Friday as more people lost their lives due to lightning and thunderstorm.

Thunderstorms and lightning have also wrought havoc in Uttar Pradesh where 24 people have died.

The revised death toll figure in Bihar due to lightning has pushed the combined death toll in the two states to 116. The thunderstorms in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for the past two days has left at least 32 injured.