5 killed, 15 hurt by lightning in Rajasthan
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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 said.

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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