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Maha: Lightning strikes kill seven


Press Trust of India
Seven persons were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Akola and Amravati districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday, police said.
The deceased are identified as Dadarao Palaspagar (52), a farm worker who died in Ladegaon village while working in field, and Ganesh Mokalkar (55), Gajanan Adhau (27) and Lakshmi Adhau (12) who were hit by the bolt from sky in Warud-Bhokar villege in Telhara taluka in afternoon while working in field.
Four persons were seriously injured in both the incidents, they said.
Akola, one of the districts in the Vidarbha region of east Maharashtra, has been witnessing rains and thunderstorms since the last few days.
In Amravati district, three persons got electrocuted after lightning struck them when they were standing under a tree.
The deceased included a 65-year-old man and two women.

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First Published: Oct 30 2019 | 9:30 PM IST

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