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Five die in separate lightning strikes in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Jaunpur/ Rae Bareli 

As many as five people have died in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh's and districts, officials said today.

In Jaunpur, Somaru Pal (50), Kailash Pal (42) and Surat Pal (55) died after the tree under which they had taken shelter due to a heavy downpour was struck by lightning, said.

The incident took place in Khajura village under station area. All three died on the spot, the DM added.

In Rae Bareli, Suman (35), a resident of Tisakhanapur village under Maharajganj kotwali and Kajal (14), from Gunawar Kamangarpur village under station area too were killed by lightning strikes, officials said.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 19:30 IST