Three persons were killed on the spot when thunderbolt struck Manajipet village in Khilla Ghanapuram mandal of Wanaparthi district on Wednesday.
According to the information given by the locals, some villagers went to celebrate ‘Kanduru’ at a Dargah on the village outskirts. When there was cloud burst, the villagers rushed to take shelter at a nearby tree. However, a thunderbolt struck the tree killing three persons on the spot and another received injuries.
Their relatives shifted the injured to Mahabubnagar hospital. Palkonda Krishnaiah (52), Md Sohail (7) from Manajipet and Sunkara Ramulu (55) from Jangamayyapalli village in Peddamndidi mandal died on the spot. MD Emran from Manajipet received injuries. Tahasildar Harilal, SI Chandamouli visited the spot and registered a case. (NSS)