A series of lightning strikes spread across 31 districts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh killing 107 people on Thursday amid warnings from meteorologists for people to stay indoors as more thunderstorms were on the radar over the next 72 hours, reports the Times of India.
The deceased include 83 from Bihar and 24 from UP.
In Bihar, 23 districts reported fatalities with Gopalganj in the northern part of the state accounting for the highest number of 13 deaths, followed by Madhubani with eight. Siwan and Bhagalpur had six deaths each while East Champaran, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, and Banka reported five each.
In UP, bolts of lightning killed nine in Deoria, followed by six in Prayagraj, three in Ambedkarnagar, and two in Barabanki.