Lightning kills at least 10 in India amid heavy rain

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PATNA, India — Lightning killed at least 10 villagers during thunderstorms and heavy rain in eastern India on Sunday, a government official said.

Pratay Amrit, a Bihar state disaster management official, said nine others suffered injuries after lightning struck them in Khalpura, a village in Bihar state’s Saran district.

They were harvesting vegetables in farms, about 35 miles north of Patna, the state capital.

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Amrit said nine villagers died on the spot and one later died in a hospital.

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In July last year, lightning killed 39 people in Bihar state during the monsoon season.