Lightning moves during torrential rain killed dozens of people in northeastern India, officials said.

most of the sufferers have been running on farms whilst monsoon rains, accompanied by lightning, struck the place. as a minimum 53 people died in Bihar state, 10 in Jharkhand, 20 in Uttar Pradesh and 16 in Madhya Pradesh Tuesday, with demise tolls predicted to upward thrust as reviews from rural regionsarrive.

Lightning strikes are common in India at some stage in monsoon season, June to September, whilst thecountry gets approximately 80 percent of its annual rainfall. considering the fact that 2005 they account for as a minimum 2,000 deaths per 12 months, India’s country wide Crime statistics Bureau says.

Viyas Ji, Bihar’s catastrophe control secretary, stated the kingdom will provide a loss of life benefit of $five,900 to households of people who died within the monsoon.