PM expresses condolences over death of people in UP, Bihar due to lightning

New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 25, 2020, 11:43 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:(ANI)

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The lightning heavy rain and has killed 83 people in Bihar and 24 people in Uttar Pradesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed condolences to families of those who lost their lives due to heavy rain and lightning in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

"I`ve received tragic news about death of many people due to heavy rain and lightning in some districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The state governments are engaged in relief work with promptness. I express my condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in this disaster," the Prime Minister tweeted.

At least 83 people died due to thunderstorms in Bihar in the last 24 hours, according to the Chief Minister`s Office. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announced Rs 4 lakhs each for the families of the deceased.

Meanwhile, it killed 24 people while 12 were injured in the different parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also expressed his condolences and announced financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of deceased.