At least eight persons were killed and 25 injured in storm and thundershower that lashed Bihar’s Nawada, Nalanda and Gaya districts on Friday.

The casualties resulted from incidents of collapse of houses and circus tents in the three districts, officials said.

Two persons each were killed as a circus tent and hotel wall caved in at Giriyak and Rajgir respectively in Nalanda district, official reports from Biharsharif said. Five persons were injured in the two incidents.

In Gaya, a woman and her daughter were killed when their house collapsed at Gurua.

Another person was killed and over 12 injured in the storm at a place near Gaya town, the officials said, adding several houses were destroyed in the storm.

One person was killed and six others, including a girl, injured when their houses collapsed in Nawada district.

A man was killed and the girl injured as a house collapsed at Hisua village in the district, while five others injured due to house collapses and the toppling of the boundary wall of a cinema hall at Park and Neel areas, the police said.

Keywords: Bihar storm