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PATNA, India – Lightning killed 23 people and injured 10 others during thunderstorms and heavy rain in eastern India on Thursday, a government official said.
The dead included 13 people who were working on farms in Gopalganj district, 110 miles north of Patna, the Bihar state capital, said official Upendra Pal.
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The injured were receiving hospital treatment, he said.
Heavy rains before the onset of the monsoon season have hit the region.
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In July last year, lightning killed 39 people in Bihar state, also during monsoon rains, which last until September.