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Death toll from lightning strikes in India rises to more than 50

The death toll from lightning strikes that struck two states in India during the past 24 hours has risen to more than 50.

Today, Monday, France 24 channel reported that 11 people were killed and 17 others were injured after they were struck by lightning near a watchtower in a 12th-century fortress in the western state of Rajasthan, while at least 42 people died due to lightning strikes in Rajasthan. different districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the provision of financial compensation to the families of the victims and the injured, while the Meteorological Department warned of the continuation of lightning strikes during the next two days.