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73 killed in lightning strikes across Myanmar in 2023-24 fiscal year



A total of 73 people have been killed in lightning strikes across Myanmar in the 2023-24 fiscal year, the country’s Department of Disaster Management reported on Tuesday.

Throughout the fiscal year, from April 1, 2023 to March 31 this year, Myanmar experienced a total of 67 incidents of lightning strikes across the country, with 27 people also injured due to these strikes, the report said.

The number of casualties attributed to lightning strikes across the country surpassed those caused by strong winds during the period, it said.

Consequently, the country’s Department of Disaster Management is raising awareness about lightning safety to reduce the number of fatalities caused by lightning, the report added.

Ummul Idris

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