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Four killed in lightning strike in Yavatmal district

Press Trust of India  |  Yavatmal (Mah) 

Four persons were killed in lightning strike as untimely rains lashed Umarkhed, Mahagaon, and today.

Four persons were killed and as many were injured after being struck by lightning at village Veni in tehsil of district this afternoon, officials said.

The victims had taken shelter under a tree during rain when the tragedy took place.

The injured were admitted to and their condition was stable, said resident of Yavatmal, Narendra Fulzele.

Those killed were identified as Prabhakar Narayan Jadhav (45), Laxman (20), Pandit D H (40) and (26), all residents of Veni.

Hailstorm was witnessed at Dariyapur, Uchegaon and Sevadas Nagar in tehsil. Seven goats were killed in due to heavy rains and hailstorm, he added.

In many areas crops were damaged by rains. "We have ordered the Patwaris and tehsildars to visit affected areas and inspect crop damage and file reports," Fulzele said.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 20:15 IST