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10 killed in lightning strikes in West Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in incidents of strike as heavy rains lashed several districts of today, officials said.

Four persons were killed in strikes in district, three in district, while one death each was reported from West Midnapore, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts, they added.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Sukhendu Hira said four persons, including a woman and her daughter, were killed in separate incidents of strikes in the district.

Lightning struck the woman and her daughter while they were working in the field at Rajagram village, while one person was killed in Nityanandapur village and another in Punisol village, the SP added.

Officials said a few persons were also injured in lightning strikes.

On Sunday, a 21-year-old aspiring from district was killed after being struck by lightning at Vivekananda Park in Kolkata as he was about to start his practice.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 18:25 IST