Lightning injures youth, kills 22 calves

At least 22 calves were killed and a youth sustained burn injuries when they were struck by lightning at a field in Dehesra village, 25 kms from here, police said today.

Sonepat: At least 22 calves were killed and a youth sustained burn injuries when they were struck by lightning at a field in Dehesra village, 25 kms from here, police said today.

The incident occurred last evening when Raimaan (19), a resident of Rajasthan, had taken his cattle out for grazing, they said.

The victim was rushed to a private hospital in Delhi where his condition is stated to be out of danger.

Earlier in the day, Sonepat and its surrounding areas saw a heavy dust storm followed by thunder showers.

PTI

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