Two killed as rains lash Saurashtra
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 15:52
Rajkot: Two persons were killed while two others were injured in separate incidents as lightning struck them following heavy rains in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, police said Thursday.

Jesingh Heera Sosa (40) was killed on the spot last evening when lightning struck him in Kodinar town of Junagadh district police said.

In another incident, Ketan Chohaliya (25) was repairing his roof when the mishap occurred in Jasdan town of Rajkot district, police said. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but declared dead.

While two women -- Soni Bhaliya (30) and Ganga Bhaliya (27)-- sustained serious burn injuries after being struck by lightning in Una town of Junagadh district, police said.

The two were rushed to nearby hospital under critical condition, they said.

The entire Saurashtra region received rainfall upto 77 mm last night, sources said adding Manavadar of Porbander received 77 mm rainfall followed by Mendarda (26mm), Kukavav (24mm), Jamjodhpur (27mm) and Jasdan (57mm).


First Published: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 15:52

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