Five people were killed in Banka, three in Jamui, two in Supaul and one each in Bhojpur, Katihar, Patna, Gaya and Rohtas districts. Over a dozen people have also been injured.

"Six people, including four children and two farmers, have been killed by bolts of lightning when they were playing in the field on Saturday evening and working in a paddy plantation Sunday in Aurangabad," said an official of the state disaster management department.

In Supaul, two people, including a principal of a private school, was killed when  lightning hit school premises on Sunday and half a dozen others were injured.

Lightning strikes during the monsoon season (June-second half of October) are common in Bihar.


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