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22 killed in lightning strike in Bihar, CM announces Rs 4 lakh compensation

BIHAR: As many as 22 people died due to lightning in various parts of Bihar on Thursday, informed the State Disaster Management Department.

The deceased are from Patna, East Champaran, Samastipur, Sheohar, Katihar, Madhepura, and Purnia, it said. Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 lakh each for the kin of the deceased. “Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announces an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of the 22 people who lost their lives in the state due to lightning today,” the Bihar Chief Minister’s Office said. Last week, 92 people were killed due to thunderstorms and lightning strikes in Bihar. (ANI) 8 policemen including DSP killed during a raid at history-sheeter’s house, UP CM seeks report Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 3 : (ANI): A total of eight police personnel including Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Mishra have lost their lives after they were fired upon by criminals in the early hours of Friday. The incident took place when a police team had gone to raid history-sheeter Vikas Dubey’s house. Senior Superintendent of Police and Inspector General of Police have reached the spot and the forensics team is examining the area. State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his condolence to the families of the eight Police personnel who lost their lives after being fired upon by criminals in Kanpur. He has directed Director General of Police HC Awasthi to take strict action against criminals. He also sought a report on the incident.

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