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Five injured in lightning strike in Delhi

New Delhi: Five persons, including two women and as many children, today sustained minor burn injuries when they were struck by lightning during rain at Hiranke village in north west Delhi.

The injured, identified as Kiran (37), her two sons — Himanshu (14) and Mohit (12), Sashi (30) and Jaikishan (35) had taken shelter in a field during the rain when the lightening struck them around 10.15 AM, a senior police officer said.

Police received information about the incident about 20 minutes later and rushed to the spot from where they sent the injured to Raja Harish Chandra Hospital in Narela.

The victims, who received minor burn injuries, were stated to be in a stable condition.