BREAKING: At Least 11 DEAD In HORRIFIC Event- Here’s What We Know

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A government official says lightning has killed 11 people in eastern India, with most of the victims dying while working in rice paddies.

Official Rajendra Panda says that one of those killed on Sunday was standing under a tree as a thunderstorm and monsoon rains lashed Orissa state.

The Press Trust of India news agency cited Panda as saying eight other people suffered injuries and were hospitalized in Bhadrak, Balasore and Kendrapara districts in Orissa.

Lightning strikes are common during India’s monsoon season, which runs from June to September.

Scores of people have been killed by massive flooding, electrocution and house collapses in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and other states since June.

Tens of thousands of villagers have been evacuated to higher ground in those states.

Floods and relentless rain in western India have killed at least 200 people and displaced more than 25,000 in the past three weeks, officials say.

Monsoon rains have lashed most of the country, leaving several states fighting to contain the flood fury that has affected thousands and killed hundreds.

The situation remains critical in the western state of Gujarat, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take an aerial survey of his home state on Tuesday to assess the damage.

Mayank Rawal, a senior official in the disaster management department in Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s main city, said more than 10,000 people had been moved to higher ground, including 1000 who were flown to safety.


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