Two brothers in Kharswan district, Jharkhand, were killed when the lightning penetrated the thatched roof of their house. Eastern India has reportedly seen 21 persons struck dead by lightening.
According to AFP, Lightning have struck many parts of the Country, reportedly killing 18 people in Odusha State , and another 3 people in Jharkhand State.
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According to the reports, 10 people most of whom were farmers working in their farms, were also injured by the widespread bolts.
Two brothers in Kharswan district, Jharkhand, were killed by lightning when it penetrated the thatched roof of their house.
State disaster management officials said that 213 people in the Western state of Guyarat, were killed in weeks of flooding, which is almost twice the death toll after about 100 bodies were found when the water started receding.
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AFP also reports that landslides and flash floods in the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam since April have left scores dead, while Jharkhand and Bihar have also suffered. Since May, almost 140 lightning deaths have been reported just in Bihar.
According to the reports, death by lightning is not as rare as one would expect.
Lightning kills thousands of Indians every year, especially during the June-October monsoon while most of them farmers are working on the fields.
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