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Five killed by lightning in Bihar's Saran dist

Twelve others were injured when lightning struck them in Bihar's Saran district.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 16:00 IST

Five persons were killed and 12 injured, three of them seriously, when lightning struck them in Bihar's Saran district on Saturday, Superintendent of Police Sanjay Singh said.

The victims, who were working in a field at Dumduma village, rushed to a hut for cover from rain. However, lightning struck the hut and killed five of them on the spot.

Three critically injured persons were admitted to the Sadar Hospital, while the others were being treated at a nearby primary health centre.