World 147 people killed by lightning in India over ten days

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At least 147 people have been killed by lightning over the past 10 days in India, officials said on Sunday, attributing the recent harsh weather to climate change.

In total, around 215 people have died from strikes in Bihar, India’s poorest state, the officials said.

“I was informed by weather experts, scientists and officials that rising temperatures due to climate change is the main cause behind the increasing lightning strikes,” AFP quotes Bihar’s Disaster Management Minister Lakshmeshwar Rai.

Rai confirmed that of those killed by lightning, 25 people died on Saturday.

The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of more lightning in the next 48 hours.

According to AFP, lightning strikes during the annual monsoon that runs from June to September are fairly common in India.


Read more here. (Africa CGTN)
 
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