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Bihar: Six killed, three injured as lightning strikes Munger, Banka

According to officials, the victims were transplanting paddy saplings in farmlands when the lightning struck.  

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Bihar [ Published on: August 11, 2018 19:30 IST ]

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At least six people were killed and three others injured as lightning hit parts of Bihar on Saturday, officials said.

As per information by the Bihar Disaster Management Authority, four people were killed in Munger district and two in Banka district.

According to officials, the victims were transplanting paddy saplings in farmlands when the lightning struck.

"An ex-gratia of Rs four lakh each to the kin of those who lost their lives in the lightning strikes has been announced," said an official.

(With IANS inputs)

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