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25 injured in lightning, ensuing stampede in UP

At least 25 people were injured in lightning and subsequent stampede at a primary school in Camperganj area on Saturday.

Updated: Feb 16, 2013, 21:15 PM IST

Gorakhpur: At least 25 people were injured in lightning and subsequent stampede at a primary school in Camperganj area here on Saturday.

People had taken shelter in the primary school to escape heavy rain when lightning hit the building injuring nine persons, including six women and three children, police said.

At least 16 people were injured in the ensuing stampede, police said, adding the injured were rushed to Campierganj Primary Health Centre where they are stated to be out of danger.
PTI