Five persons including three children were killed today in two separate incidents of lightning strikes in Bihar's Begusarai and Kaimur district, police said.
In the first incident, three minor boys were killed when lightning struck them in Begusarai district.
Bhagwanpur police station SHO Dipak Kumar said the incident occurred at Raghunandanpur village under Bhagwanpur police station when they were playing under a tree.
The deceased have been identified as Dataram Kumar (11), Shubham Kumar (10) and Anand Kumar(10), Kumar said adding that villagers took all the three injured children to a nearby hospital where doctors declared them "brought dead".
The bodies have been sent to Begusarai Sadar hospital for post-mortem, the SHO said.
In Kaimur district, two persons were killed when ligtning struck them while they were working in a field.
The incident occurred at Mansurpur village of Durgawati police station of the district, Durgawati police station SHO Uday Bhanu Singh said.
The deceased have been as Pappu Yadav (35), a resident of Mansurpur village and Ramjanam Yadav (72), a resident of Asudha village of the district, SHO said.
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