West Bengal: 10 killed in lightning strikes

12 June 2018, 10:43 PM
West Bengal: At least 10 killed in lightning strikes
West Bengal: At least 10 killed in lightning strikes

At least 10 people were killed and several others were left injured in incidents of lightning strike as heavy rains lashed various districts of West Bengal on tuesday, officials said.

Four persons were killed in lightning strikes in Bankura district, three in Hooghly district, while one death each was reported from West Midnapore, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts, they added.

Four persons, including a woman and her daughter, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in the district, said Bankura Superintendent of Police (SP) Sukhendu Hira.

Lightning struck the woman and her daughter while they were working in the field at Rajagram village, while one person was killed in Nityanandapur village and another in Punisol village, the SP added.

Officials said a few persons were also injured in lightning strikes.

On Sunday, a 21-year-old aspiring cricketer from Hooghly district was killed after being struck by lightning at Vivekananda Park in Kolkata as he was about to start his practice.

First Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:18 PM
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