Lightning kills 56 people, mostly farmworkers, in east India

June 22, 2016 8:39 AM

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PATNA, India - Lightning has killed 56 people, mostly farm laborers working in fields, across the eastern India state of Bihar over the past 24 hours, a state official said Wednesday.

At least 24 others were injured when thunderstorms and monsoon rains lashed 14 districts of the state.

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