27 people died and four passengers on a flight were hospitalized when lightning struck in many western Bengal states last night.

West Bengal State officials today said that many areas of the state are affected by heavy rain with thunder.


Photo: Times of India

A lightning ray in Kolkata city, Western Bengal capital, on June 7.

A flight from Western Mumbai city to Kolkata, the West Bengal capital, was affected by storms when preparing to land.

A passenger is at the hospital, while others have been discharged from hospital, director C. Pattabhi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the financial compensation for the victims and injured people.

Lightning hit during the rainy season from June to September is quite popular in India.

The rainy season is an important factor to supplement the water supply in South Asia, but also causes death and devastating on the area throughout the area every year.