JAIPUR: At least 20 persons have been killed in Rajasthan due to lightning strikes on Sunday and more than 10 persons were injured.
Moreover, a total of 17 persons were said to have been injured in the lightning strikes in several districts in the state.
Meanwhile, prime minister Narendra Modi today expressed grief over the deaths.
“Many people have lost their lives due to lightning in some areas of Rajasthan, which is very saddening. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased,” PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.
राजस्थान के कुछ इलाकों में आकाशीय बिजली गिरने से कई लोगों को अपनी जान गंवानी पड़ी है। इससे अत्यंत दुख हुआ है। मैं मृतकों के परिजनों के प्रति अपनी गहरी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूं: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 12, 2021
On the other hand, state chief minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the family members of those who were killed in lightning strikes.
Yesterday not only in Rajasthan but also in Madhya Pradesh, seven persons were killed by severe lightning in various parts.