Crime and Accident

Four killed as lightning strikes them in Chhattisgarh

Four killed as lightning strikes them in Chhattisgarh

Korba:Four people, including a minor girl and a woman, were killed and six others injured in separate lightning strikes today in Chhattisgarh‘s Korba and Janjgir-Champa districts, police said.

Heavy rains lashed large parts of the two districts where lightning strikes were reported at five places that left four people dead and six others wounded, a senior police official said.

Three persons, including a 10-year-old girl, died and another minor girl sustained injuries in two lightning incidents under Dipka police station area (Korba), he said.

The deceased identified as Ramesh Khosro (45) and Ajmer Singh (45) had taken shelter in a thatched house on way to Jhabar village (Dipka) to protect themselves from heavy rain when lightning struck them, he said.

—-PTI