Lightning strikes in the Indian state of West Bengal have killed at least 14 people. The disaster management department confirmed that four individuals lost their lives in Purba Bardhaman district, while two each were killed in Murshidabad and North 24 Parganas districts.

According to police officials in West Bengal, an additional six deaths were reported in the Paschim Midnapore and Howrah Rural districts.
“Three deaths each were reported from Paschim Midnapore and Howrah rural,” an official said.

Officials have stated that the majority of the victims were farmers who were working in agricultural fields and were struck by lightning after moderate rainfalls.