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Five killed in lightning strikes in West Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

At least five people were killed in different districts of West today after being struck by lightning, an of the said.

One death was reported each from Hooghly, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts while two people were killed in district, he said.

"All the deaths were caused by lightning (strikes) as it was raining heavily during the afternoon," the said.

Over 60 people have died due to lightning strikes in the state so far this year, he said.

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First Published: Fri, August 31 2018. 21:30 IST
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