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More than 60 people have been killed due to lightning strikes in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh in July 2020.

Around 68 people have died from lightning strikes across three states in India on a single day.

Around 68 people have died from lightning strikes across three states in India on a single day.With the onset of monsoon, there is a rise in the number of deaths due to lightning. Over the years, the statistics from the Home Ministry show that lightning is one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths in the country. Experts have warned that climate change is the main cause of rising lightning incidents. Most of the deaths occur in rural areas with large open fields.

68 people have died due to the recent lightning strikes in three states on Sunday alone. The death toll in Uttar Pradesh was 41, while seven were killed in Madhya Pradesh and 20 in Rajasthan. These states have reported a maximum number of deaths due to lightning in the previous years.

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