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5 killed, 15 hurt by lightning in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 20:06

Jaipur: Strong winds accompanied by rain
and lightning claimed five lives and injured 15 others at two
different places in the state, police said.

Three teenagers, including a girl, were killed when
lightning struck them when they were playing outside their
house in Jorawar nagar village, about 80 km from here, they

The deceased were identified as Babulal (19), Lala Ram
(8) and Pinki (15).

In another incident, two persons were killed and 15
others, including four women, were injured when lightning
struck them in Jodhpur region, police said.

Saleem (14) was killed when lightning struck him in
Hopardi village and Sharvan Singh (19) died and eight others
were injured when they were hit by lightning in Shergarh.

Seven persons were also injured when struck by
lightning in Jawar. The injured were rushed to Mahatma Gandhi
Hospital in Jodhpur, they said.


First Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 20:06
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