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Lightning strike kills shepherd in Hisar

Press Trust of India  |  Hisar (Haryana) 

A shepherd was killed after he was struck by lightning while sleeping in a field in Petwar village here, the police said today.

The victim was identified as Ramzan, a resident of Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district.

It started raining last night while Ramzan was sleeping in the field and a thunderbolt struck the area, police said.

He was hit by lightning and died on the spot, they added.

Ramzan had come to Haryana along with a few other shepherds three months back as water scarcity in Rajasthan made grazing sheep difficult.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 15:30 IST