Twelve more people have been killed in lightning strikes in seven districts of Bihar, officials said on Monday.

With the fresh fatalities, over 40 people have lost their lives to lightning strikes in various districts of Bihar in the last 10 days, including 22 in the last 48 hours.

He appealed to the people to remain alert and vigilant and stay indoors during thunderstorms. He also urged people to follow advisories issued by the Disaster Management Department.

According to a statement issued by the chief minister's office (CMO) on Monday, Jamui and Kaimur reported three deaths, followed by two in Rohtas and one each in Saharsa, Saran, Bhojpur, Gopalganj.