Lightning strikes caused by monsoon rains killed more than 90 people throughout India on Tuesday.
Vjas Ji, principal secretary in Bihar, spoke about how common the lightning catastrophes have been lately.
"Lightning strikes are common during monsoons, but there have been more strikes than usual this year,” Ji said.
The Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand have been struck by lightning.
Last month, Bangladesh’s lightning strikes killed more than 60 people and causes were linked to mobile phone usage and global warming, according to Daily Mail.
While it’s impossible to control the inevitably changing weather in the world, it’s important to use safety precautions when lightning strikes.
Avoiding having contact with metal doors, not taking a shower or using a telephone are a few helpful tips for staying safe, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
It’s heartbreaking that lightning strikes can kill this number of people, while mother nature shows no pity.
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