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32 dead in India lightning strikes

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At least 32 people including nine children were killed over the weekend by lightning strikes in the eastern Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand, officials said on Monday. "About 24 people including seven children were killed Saturday and Sunday by bolts of lightning across Bihar," State Disaster Management Minister Renu Kumari Kushwaha said. In neighbouring Jharkhand, eight people including two children died, Puran Mahto, an official in the state's Dhanbad district said.AFP

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