Patna (Bihar) [India], July 30 (ANI): As many as eight people Bihar died after being struck by lightning -- three each in Sheikhpura and Jamui, and one each in Siwan and Begusarai districts, the Bihar Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said on Thursday.
As per an official release, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased.
Kumar also appealed people to follow the order of the authorities and remain in their homes.
As many as 38,47,531 people have been affected due to floods in Bihar and 25,116 people at shelter homes, the Bihar government said.
While 26 teams of National Disaster Response Force/State Disaster Response Force have been deployed in affected areas, according to the state government. (ANI)