Lightning kills 17 in India's eastern state

Lightning kills 17 in India
# 18 September 2019 13:19 (UTC +04:00)

As many as 17 people, some children, have died in incidents of lightning strikes in different parts of Bihar state, India, in the last 24 hours, media reports said Wednesday, APA reports citing Xinhua.

Several parts of the state have been witnessing heavy rains over the past 24 hours. The water level of River Ganga rose 55 cm above the danger mark at Gandhi Ghat.

The Central Water Commission (CWC) on Wednesday issued a flood alert for all the districts in Bihar along the course of Ganga from Buxar to Bhagalpur.

Seach-rescue operations are underway in incident zones.

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