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Three farmers killed in lightning in Assam

Last Updated: Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 17:41

Morigaon: Three farmers were killed and four
others injured when lightning struck them in Assam`s Morigaon
district today, as heavy rains continued to lash the region.

The incident happened at Thengbhanga area when the seven
farmers, who were camping in a hut in their paddy field for
harvesting, were struck by a thunderbolt, police said.

While three of them died on the spot, four others injured
were rushed to Gauhati Medical College Hospital, they said.

The district has been hit by torrential rains accompanied
by thunder since the last few days.


First Published: Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 17:41
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