Five dead after being struck by lightning in Bihar

Five persons died due to lightning in Bisenpur Beri village of Bihar`s Samastipur district on Thursday, an official said.

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2013, 01:23 AM IST

Samastipur: Five persons died due to lightning in Bisenpur Beri village of Bihar`s Samastipur district on Thursday, an official said.
The five villagers were struck dead by lightning when they were on their way to a neighbouring village for a shradh ceremony, Block Development Officer Shivnand Singh said.

The deceased were identified as Ravi Thakur, Makhan Rai, Bindeshwar Rai, Suresh Singh and Sriram Singh, the BDO said.

PTI