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Three men, one woman killed in lightning strikes in Jhalawar

Press Trust of India  |  Kota 

Four farmers, including a 50-year-old woman, working in their fields under rains were killed Sunday as lightning struck them in separate incidents in the neighbouring Jhalawar district.

The deceased included a father-son duo, while a second 60-year-old woman too was injured in the incident.

In the first incident, 40-year-old Purv Singh of Belkhedi village under Unhail police station in Jahalawar district was working along with his 20-year-old son Govind Singh in the field, when the lightning struck at about 3.30 pm, killing them at the spot, said Station House Officer Rajpal Singh.

In two other separate incidents, Suman Dhakad, 50 of Sunel village and 47-year-old Durgalal Meghwal of Rajpura village were killed in lightning strikes at 4.30 pm, said Sunel police station's SHO Jitendra Singh Shekhawat.

Both the victims were working in their respective fields under rains, the SHO added.

In yet another incident, 60-year-old Nathibai Mehar of Kandhalkhedi village under Sunel police station suffered critical burns due to lightning.

She too was working in her field under rains, the SAHO added.

In all the cases, the victims' bodies were handed over to their relatives after post mortem, police officials said, adding all mishap cases have been registered under section 174 of the CrPC.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, July 21 2019. 23:35 IST
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