Five persons including three women were killed in lightning in separate incidents in Dumka district today, police sources said.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ashok Kumar Singh said three persons including a woman were killed in Jermundi police station limits.
While a 65-year-old man and his 14-year-old grandson Vicky Kumar were killed in Jermundi which experienced torrential rain accompanied by lightning today afternoon, a 20-year-old woman was killed in thunderbolt in Banwara Panchayat of the same police station.
She was returning home after taking bath in a river when the lightning struck her.
In another incident, two persons including a 10-year-old girl were killed in Block tola under Gopikandar police station.
The victims were identified as 55-year-old Mangal Maharani and the minor girl Rakhi Kumari.
They were returning after collecting firewood in a jungle near Bhuskidangal village, police said.
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