Heavy rain lashed northern Bihar during the past 12 hours. Patna recorded 145 mm of rain. The Met department has issued a warning in view of heavy rainfall in five districts including Darbhanga, Sitamarhi and Madhubani.
Heavy rains with thunderstorms are likely to take place in north and eastern parts of the state. Nine people died and four injured due to thunderstorms in districts of Gopalganj, Saran, Siwan, Gaya and Rohtash. People have been advised to remain indoors during thunderstorms. The state government has announced an ex-gratia of rupees four lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.