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5 killed, 6 injured in lightning strikes in Sultanpur

Press Trust of India  |  Sultanpur (UP) 

Five people were killed and six others sustained serious burns in separate incidents of in Uttar Pradesh's district last night, police said.

Three children, (12), (15) and (14) were playing in the open in Amdeva village under the station when lightning struck them, killing them on the spot, the police said.

A youth present with them sustained serious injuries and was referred to the district hospital, they added.

In Domapur village, a woman, (42), was killed and two people were injured in lightning strike, the police said.

In a separate incident, a woman, (55), was killed and three others injured in Bani village after being struck by lightning, they said.

The four had sought shelter under a thatched roof amid sudden showers.

(ADM) Amarnath Rai said that officials had been asked to visit the concerned villages and compensation would be given to the families of the deceased as per the rules.

Lightning strikes had claimed five lives in and districts of yesterday.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 18:00 IST