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According to a statement issued by Amit Shah's office, the lightning has not damaged the temple structure and no one was injured in the incident.(Twitter)

Lightning strikes Gujarat's Dwarkadhish Temple; flag torn

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2021 11:27 AM IST
  • Two videos of the incident have surfaced on social media. Though the lightning did not damage the structure, one of the videos showed that the flag atop the temple was torn.
Lightning strikes have killed at least 2,000 people every year in India since 2004, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said last month in an awareness workshop on lightning strikes.(AP representative image)
Lightning strikes have killed at least 2,000 people every year in India since 2004, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said last month in an awareness workshop on lightning strikes.(AP representative image)

Climate crisis reason behind increase in lightning strikes

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 04:08 AM IST
  • In 2019, there were 2,876 deaths due to lightning, compared to fewer than 1,500 on an average, annually, between 1968 and 2004.
Members of the SDRF conduct a search operation after a lightning strike near Amer Fort in Jaipur on Monday.(PTI)
Members of the SDRF conduct a search operation after a lightning strike near Amer Fort in Jaipur on Monday.(PTI)

In 24 hour, lightning kills 74 across three states

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2021 12:46 AM IST
On Sunday, 11 visitors at the historic Amber Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur were killed when a lightning bolt struck at a watchtower on which they were taking a selfie. Another 20 visitors were injured in the incident, the local police said.
Representative Image (ANI)
Representative Image (ANI)

UP: 41 dead due to lightning strikes; govt announces 4 lakh ex-gratia

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of 2 lakh for the victims of lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Vehicles are seen near the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur during a lightning strike on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Vehicles are seen near the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur during a lightning strike on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

PM Modi announces ex-gratia for families of those killed in lightning strikes

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 11:42 AM IST
Nearly four dozen people have been killed in lightning strikes in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. A majority of deaths have been reported from Rajasthan. In Uttar Pradesh, 18 people were killed by lightning on Sunday.
Commuters cross a road during a lightning strike in Jaipur on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Commuters cross a road during a lightning strike in Jaipur on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

28 killed due to lightning as heavy rains lash Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2021 07:14 AM IST
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Governor Kalraj Mishra expressed grief over the loss of lives in the tragedies. Gehlot announced an ex-gratia of 5 lakh each to the kin of those who lost their lives due to lightning strikes in the state.
According to IMD, thunderstorms with lightning and gusty wind occurred in several districts of West Bengal.(Representative Photo/ANI)
According to IMD, thunderstorms with lightning and gusty wind occurred in several districts of West Bengal.(Representative Photo/ANI)

20 killed due to lightning in West Bengal, Centre announces 2 lakh ex-gratia

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 05:15 AM IST
According to West Bengal State disaster management authority, Murshidabad, Hooghly and Purba Medinipur district were among those affected by lightning.
Officials said compensation would be provided to families of the deceased.(AFP/File Photo)
Officials said compensation would be provided to families of the deceased.(AFP/File Photo)

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

Press Trust of India, Sultanpur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2018 06:10 PM IST
Those killed include three children who were playing in the open and two women.
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