A terrible thunderstorm left at least 117 dead in India in a single day. This, which occurred in the season of strong winds from Ecuador.
About 93 citizens died after being struck by lightning in an area where very poor people live, in the eastern state of Bihar, while authorities reported 24 other people who died in other regions of the nation in the same cause.
The government has reported that other people who were on the scene were injured.
Regular rainy season
The rainy season in India is quite common at this time, where rainfall can remain for up to three months, from June to September.
From the Bihar entity, the Minister of Disaster Management, Lakshmeshwar Rai, said the site is a “very common toll” for this type of storm.
They estimate that more than half of the deaths are from the northern and eastern districts of Bihar, which are also exposed to flooding.
They believe more people have died
According to Minister Rai, the number of deaths could increase because it is not known how many have been affected by the lightning; for the moment they are still waiting for the reports of the deaths from inside the state.
They predict that the rains will be heavy this weekend in the area, according to information provided by the Indian Meteorological Department.
Higher death toll in other areas
In the town of Uttar Pradesh, even more deaths were recorded in areas near the border with Nepal and the holy city of Parayagraj.
Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, sent condolences and support to the affected families and said he was already working with the state governments to help the citizens.
The rainstorm is critical for the people of India, who are helping to restore water supplies there and throughout South Asia, and it is causing thousands of deaths each year.
Tormenta eléctrica causa estragos en India: van 116 muertos
Buena parte de las muertes fueron causadas por el impacto de los rayos, según las autoridades que informaron también de pérdidas materiales. Vía RCN pic.twitter.com/RZxCJoYSnq
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