Lightning kills three in Gujarat

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 14:50

Rajkot: Three persons including a woman,
were killed in lightning as heavy rains lashed Saurashtra region of Gujarat since yesterday, police said Monday.

Pala Kodiyatar (45) was killed when lightning struck
him in Billeshwar town of Porbandar district, they said.

In a similar incident, Jayesh Vasava (33) was killed in Jetalsar town of Rajkot district.
Also, a woman identified as Vasant Vekariya (30) was
working in a field when she was struck by lightning in
Nagvadar town of Rajkot, police said.

Two others sustained burn injuries due to lightning.

The entire Saurashtra region received moderate to hevy
rains in past 24 hours, MET sources said.


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First Published: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 14:50

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