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Nine struck dead by lightining, 3 injured

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

Nine persons were struck dead by lightning and three injured in and districts of today, official sources said.

While seven persons were killed in district alone, two more were killed in and three injured, they said.

Lightning struck at different places in since afternoon even as rain, coupled with gales, lashed the district.

told that the seven casualties were reported from different mandals in the district.

Rain was also reported from Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts.

State (Home) N China Rajappa, while condoling the deaths of persons in lightning strikes, asked the respective district authorities to take necessary precautionary measures as per the warnings issued by the

He said lightning strikes, rains and gales were likely in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts in north coastal Andhra, besides in Anantapuramu, Chittoor, in Rayalaseema and SPS Nellore in the south coast.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 21:20 IST
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