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Lighting strike in Bhopal leaves 11 dead

The latest deaths, including that of a 10-year-old girl, brought the death toll due to bad weather to at least 35 since Mar 1.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 12:03 IST
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Eleven persons were killed andeight were injured due to lightening strikes in Madhya Pradesh.

The latest deaths, including that of a 10-year-old girl, brought the death toll due to bad weather since March 1 to at least 35.

More than 100 have been injured and thousands of hectares of mustard, lentil and wheat crop have been damaged due to bad weather this month.

"As per preliminary reports, 720 villages in 30 districts have been affected by the seasonal rains and hailstorms, and crops in 31,850 hectares of land have been lost," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

First Published: Mar 10, 2006 12:03 IST