Climate change to blame? Lightning kills hundreds of people in India

In the case of lightning strikes in the North-East of India have come in the past few months, more than 400 people have been killed. Since the end of March, app

Climate change to blame? Lightning kills hundreds of people in India

In the case of lightning strikes in the North-East of India have come in the past few months, more than 400 people have been killed. Since the end of March, approximately 215 deaths had been reported being victims, authorities in the impoverished state of Bihar on Sunday. Alone in the past ten days, 147 people have died. It was the highest number of victims for years.

From the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh reported over 200 Dead. The Indian state weather service warned on Sunday before another Flash in the next two days.

climate change is said to cause increase in violent Storms.

The climate-change induced increase in temperatures is the reason for the increase in lightning strikes, Bihar civil protection Minister Lakshmeshwar Rai. During the monsoon season between June and September in India, often to devastating lightning strikes. In the year 2018 the country, which killed according to official figures, far a total of 2300 people.

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Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 11:26

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