Patna, July 1 -- Lightning struck in Bihar's Saran, Patna, Nawada, Lakhisarai and Jamui districts on Sunday claiming lives of 11 people and left around eight injured.

Five persons died in Saran, two each in Patna and Nawada while one person each lost their lives in Lakhisarai and Jamui districts.

Expressing grief over the incident, chief minister Nitish Kumar announced a payment of ~ 4 lakh as ex-gratia to next of the kin of each deceased. In Saran, five people including three of a family were killed and two women injured in separate incidents. The first incident occurred in Mahamda village when health department officials were collecting sample for Corona virus from 50 persons. Three of a family including woman and minor died in lightnin...