At least 27 people were killed and over two dozen injured in hailstorm lashed through out Bihar. Maximum seven casualties are from West Champaran followed by five each from East Champaran and Jamui districts of the state.
The deceased were identified as Kanth Lal Rai (70), Mina Devi (40), Sunita Devi (32), Veena Kumari (19) and Sushila Devi (40), Kumar said. In West Champaran district, six persons were killed in separate incidents of wall collapse during a storm that blew at a speed of 50-70 km per hour in different panchayat areas.
The deceased were identified as Manager Choudhary (45), Chandrawati Devi (55), Shambha Devi (40), Rima Kumari (14) and Paramshila Kumari (16) and Mukesh Kumar, an official said.