Crime and Accident
4 die in lightning strike
Lightning strikes over Lake Maracaibo in the village of Ologa, where the Catatumbo River feeds into the lake, in the western state of Zulia October 23, 2014. This year the Catatumbo Lightning was approved for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Guinness World Records, dethroning the Congolese town of Kifuka as the place with the world's most lightning bolts per square kilometer each year at 250. Scientists think the Catatumbo, named for a river that runs into the lake, is normal lightning that just happens to occur far more than anywhere else, due to local topography and wind patterns. Picture taken with long exposure October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Morigaon: Four persons were killed and three others critically injured after lightning struck this afternoon in Assam’s Morigaon district.
Police said lightning struck a group of fishermen at Solmari water body killing four of them on the spot.
Three others were injured, police said, adding they were admitted to Morigaon civil hospital where their condition was stated to be critical.