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Seven members of a family charred to death

Seven members of a family including four children were charred to death in Katol about 40 kms from Nagpur, police said.

india Updated: Nov 21, 2008 15:05 IST

Seven members of a family including four children were charred to death in Katol about 40 kms from Nagpur, police said on Friday.

Lightning struck the electricity meter of Ramesh Raut's thatched hut in Gondi Mohgaon village on Thursday, causing a live wire to fall on it. The hut caught fire as a consequence and all occupants, who were asleep then, were burnt to death, police said.

The deceased include Raut, his four children aged between eight and 15, Raut's brother Haridas and his daughter, police added.