Lightning deaths top 150 in one India state in less than 2 weeks

Lightning deaths top 150 in one India state in less than 2 weeks

Just one state of India has accounted for more than 150 lightning deaths in just 14 days.

The state of Bihar, nestled between Bangladesh and southern Nepal, is one of the poorest states in all of India and has been inundated with rounds of rain and thunderstorms since the last week of June.

The AFP reported on Tuesday that the deaths from lightning in Bihar, India, reached 147 in just 10 days' time. More than two dozen of these deaths came on just Saturday, July 4. Additional deaths through the beginning of this week took that number to over 150.

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