At least 20 people have been killed by lightning and rain in India

A balance sheet by the Gujarat Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) shows that almost all cities in the state recorded heavy rainfall this Sunday. Meanwhile he Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) classified rainfall in at least six districts as “heavy or very intense”.

A total of 20 deaths from this rain have been reported so far, reported in at least a dozen separate incidents, most of which are attributed to lightning strikes, according to SEOC information cited by Indian news agency PTI.

‘I am deeply saddened by the news of the deaths of many people due to bad weather lightning strikes in several cities of Gujarat”Indian Home Minister Amit Shah published on the social network X.

Although incidents related to thunderstorms are quite common in the country, these normally occur during the monsoon rainy period – from June to September – when the Indian subcontinent receives 70% of the annual rainfall, which usually entails floods and other natural disasters.

Source: El heraldo