Bihar thunderstorm: 11 killed, CM Nitish Kumar announces aid of Rs 4 lakh each
CM Nitish Kumar appealed to people to be vigilant in bad weather and follow the suggestions issued by the Disaster Management Department to avoid mishaps
Patna: Eleven people have died due to lightning and thunderstorms in various parts of Bihar, with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announcing an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased.
The CM, in a statement issued on Monday, said four people each died in Purnea and Araria and three in Supaul due to thunderstorms and lightning.
“My deepest condolences to the affected families. An ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh will be given immediately to the next of kin of all the deceased,” he said.
The CM also appealed to people to be vigilant in bad weather and follow the suggestions issued by the Disaster Management Department to avoid mishaps.
“Stay at home and stay safe in bad weather,” he added.
Betul Superintendent of Police (SP) Simala Prasad said that the accident occurred around 2 am. An empty bus was moving on the road and the SUV, which was coming from the Amravati district collided head-on with the bus
The top court had earlier rapped the Rajasthan government over its “unsatisfactory” affidavit enumerating steps on payment of ex-gratia to family members of those who died of Covid-19, and said it was not doing any charity
We understand that while our bravehearts keep us secure, we also at the same time have a responsibility to stand by them and their families, said Himanta Biswa Sarma