Lightning kills boy in East Singhbhum

A ten-year-old boy died today after being struck by lightning in Baharagora, about 90 kms from here, under Ghatsila sub-division even as intense heat wave continued to prevail in Jamshedpur.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 23, 2014, 18:23 PM IST

Jamshedpur: A ten-year-old boy died today after being struck by lightning in Baharagora, about 90 kms from here, under Ghatsila sub-division even as intense heat wave continued to prevail in Jamshedpur.

The boy, Mansa Kalindi, a class IV student, was collecting mangoes when a strong wind accompanied by rain and thunder started in the Mahulda area this afternoon, police said.

Kalindi, who took shelter under a mango tree, was fatally injured when the lightning struck, sources said.

Meanwhile, intense heat wave continued to prevail in the steel city and adjoining areas with maximum temperature soaring to 43.2 degree Celsius today

The brief spell of rain though brought some respite from about a fortnight-long scorching heat.

The minimum temperature was at 28 degree Celsius, MeT office sources said.

Amid the heat, several areas of Jamshedpur including Bagbeda, Mango and Jugsalai were reeling under acute water crisis, sources said.