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35 killed in rain related incidents in Maharashtra

india Updated: Jun 20, 2006 20:57 IST

Thirty-five persons have been killed and seven injured in rain related incidents in Maharashtra during the last three days, official sources said on Tuesday.

Thirty-four persons were killed when they were struck by lightning in different parts of Marathwada region, sources in the divisional commissioner's office said.

Latur was the worst affected district, with nine people dying after they were struck by lightning, while seven were killed in Aurangabad, six in Beed, five in Jalna, three in Parbhani and four in Nanded, sources added.

In Mumbai a college student was killed, while seven of her friends were seriously injured after being struck by lightning at Girgaum sea-front on Tuesday, police said.

Chakori More (20), a student of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, had taken shelter along with her seven friends at one of the shops at Girgaum Chowpatty this afternoon during heavy showers when a lightning bolt struck them, police said.

Chakori and her friends -- two girls and five boys, were seriously injured and were rushed to Nair Hospital in central Mumbai, where Chakori was declared dead on arrival.

Others were undergoing treatment at the hospital, police added.