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Five killed, six injured in lightning strike in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur

Those killed include three children who were playing in the open and two women.

lucknow Updated: Jun 09, 2018 18:10 IST
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Officials said compensation would be provided to families of the deceased.(AFP/File Photo)

Five people were killed and six others sustained serious burns in separate incidents of lightning strike in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur district on Friday night, police said.

Three children, Suraj (12), Ravindra (14) and Ajit (15), were playing in the open in Amdeva village under Jaisingh Kotwali police station when lightning struck them, killing them on the spot, police said.

A youth present with them sustained serious injuries and was referred to the district hospital, they added.

In Domapur village, a woman named Manbhavti (42) was killed and two people were injured in lightning strike, police said.

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In a separate incident, a woman, Shobhavati (55), was killed and three others injured in Bani village after being struck by lightning, they said. The four had sought shelter under a thatched roof amid sudden showers.

Additional district magistrate (ADM) Amarnath Rai said officials have been asked to visit the villages and compensation would be given to the families of the deceased.

Lightning strikes had claimed five lives in Jaunpur and Rae Bareli districts of Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

First Published: Jun 09, 2018 18:10 IST