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49 injured in lightning strikes

Press Trust of India  |  Jalpaiguri 

At least 49 people were injured when lightning struck them at a tea garden in West Bengal's district today, officials said.

The workers of the Palashbari Tea garden under Dhupguri block of the district were plucking tea leaves when lightning struck them, they said.

of Banarhat Hospital, Chanchal Rakshit said 49 people injured in lightning strike were rushed to the hospital.

Five of the seriously injured were referred to Bannarhat state general hospital while 15 others were discharged after first-aid, he said.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 20:05 IST