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Lightning kills two, stormy rain lashes Saurashtra region

india Updated: Jul 06, 2009 16:25 IST
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Two persons were killed while road and tail traffic were affected in some parts of the Saurashtra region following a cyclonic rain that lashed the region on Sunday night.

Rajkot, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Amreli were the cities experienced rain with thunders and stormy winds last evening till night, Met Department said in Rajkot on Monday adding that these cities received rainfall upto 75mm in three hours.

Two persons were killed when lightning struck them in Singsar in Junagadh district last evening, police said adding the victims were identified as Bhana Rama Chudasama (35) and Jodha Meraman Koli (40). The stormy weather hit at different times in different cities and created panic among people. Hailstones rained in Amarapar and Maliya Hatina towns.

Many trees were uprooted while hoardings and sign boards were flown away. People of Rajkot city faced blackout for nearly one-and-a-half-an-hour as Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL), as a preventive measure, cut off power supply to avoid any major casualties.

Road and rail traffics were also affected as uprooted trees blocked road and rail track. But there was no reports of any long route train was running behind the schedule, Railway authorities said adding only an inter-city train was running behind an hour to its schedule.