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Thunder squall kills two in City

TWO PERSONS were killed in the Capital due to the thunder squall that lashed the City on Friday night. In the first incident, a man who came in contact with electricity wires that had snapped due to high speed winds and were lying on the ground, died .

india Updated: Mar 05, 2006 13:20 IST

TWO PERSONS were killed in the Capital due to the thunder squall that lashed the City on Friday night. In the first incident, a man who came in contact with electricity wires that had snapped due to high speed winds and were lying on the ground, died .

The deceased, Ram Prasad alias Ramua, 36, resident of Ayodhya Nagar, worked on the fields of one, Bansilal. He went to the fields and accidentally touched the wire and received a shock. He fell unconscious and was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead.

In another incident, a man died as a result of injuries when his scooter slipped on Friday night. Mohammad Mukhtar, 36, resident of Ashoka Garden area, was returning home after closing his shop in the night.

His scooter slipped and he was found dead on the spot. He was later identified. Meanwhile, half-a-dozen persons were injured when a wall caved in near Shahjehanabad. The injured including two children were admitted to the hospital. Also, several persons were injured when a shed fell on a house in Nishatpura. Reports of people getting injured came from various localities particularly the slum areas.

First Published: Mar 05, 2006 13:20 IST