Three more deaths due to lightning strikes have been reported in Jharkhand, taking the toll in the state to 15, a senior police said on Thursday.
On Wednesday, 12 people were killed by lightning in four districts of the state - six in Jamtara and two each in Dumka, Pakur and Ramgarh.
According to the officer, two farmers - Vijay Verma (26) and Santoshi Paswan (35) - died in separate incidents of lightning strikes on Wednesday in Giridih district.
Both of them were working in their fields.
In Palamu district, 56-year-old Aditya Dubey, who took shelter under a tree due to heavy rain, was also struck by lightning, he said.
In neighbouring Bihar, too, 39 people have died across a dozen districts due to lightning.