57 Killed In Heavy Rains, Thunderstorm In Bihar

Fifty-seven people were killed and 24 others injured following heavy rains and thunderstorm in Bihar.

The thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rains lashed Bihar since June 21 killing 57 people, while 24 others sustained injuries.  While six persons were killed in various parts of Patna district, five others died in Buxar district.

Lightning kills thousands every year, most of them farmers working the fields. More than 2,500 people were killed by lightning in India in 2014, according to the National Crime Records Bureau, the most recent figures available.