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18 injured in lightening strike in Jharkhand village

Press Trust of India  |  Ramgarh (Jharkhand) 

At least 18 persons, including women and children who took shelter under a tree to protect themselves from rain today, were injured when lightening struck at Urlung village in district, the police said.

The injured were admitted to in the district headquarters in as well as Central Coal Fields Limited hospital at Ghutua of Barkakana of the district, Ashok Kumar, the police station in-charge of Barkakana out post police station of district said.

The police officer, who rushed to the spot soon after the incident, said at least 18 persons sustained burn injuries in the lightening strike as a number of villagers including women and children took shelter under a tree following rain.

Those injured belong to families and engaged in sapling plantation while some were looking after cattle at the nearby paddy field, he said.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 20:55 IST