In Bihar, 15 people were killed and nine injured due to lightning and rain related incidents in 8 districts of the state.
The Met department has predicted heavy rains and lightning in different parts of the state in the next 24 hours. People have been advised to remain in doors during the natural calamity.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over incidents and announced an ex-gratia payment of four lakh rupees to the next of kin of the deceased. Mr. Kumar has ordered free treatment to the injured persons.