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Four killed, four injured in lightning strikes in Jharkhand


Press Trust of India Jamshedpur
Four persons including a woman were killed and four others injured when lightning struck them in three districts of Jharkhand today, police said.
Two persons identified as Dilip Bhagat (26) and Shiv Kumar Karmakar (15) were on their way to take bath in a pond in East Singhbhum district this afternoon when rain accompanied by thunderbolt lashed the area, killing the two on the spot, police said.
In an another incident, a 21-year-old man identified as Nandlal Laguri was killed while 14-year-old Vinay Laguri was injured in Binsai village in West Singhbhum district today when lightning struck them, sources said.
The two had taken shelter under a tree when the rain lashed the area but were struck by the thunderbolt, sources said adding that seriously injured Vinay was rushed to a hospital in Champua, Odisha.
A woman was killed and three others injured when lightning struck them at Ghungri village in Palamau district today while they were working in their paddy field, sources said.
The injured were rushed to hospital, where condition of one was stated to be serious, sources added.

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First Published: Aug 31 2018 | 6:50 PM IST

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