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Sushil Kumar Bind leads his family members towards the field where his wife Khushboo who was killed by lightning on July 25 at Piparaon village on the outskirts of Prayagraj, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Thursday, July 28, 2022. Seven people, mostly farmers, were killed by lightning in a village in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, police said Thursday, bringing the death toll by lightning to 49 people in the state this week. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Death toll rises to 50 in India amid lightning

At least 49 people are dead after lightning strikes a village in India. Authorities reported on Thursday that the high death toll has prompted the government to issue new guidelines for how people can protect themselves during a lightning storm.