Four children among 5 struck dead by lightning in Bengal

Five persons, including four children, died after being hit by lightning during a thundershower at Chancold in Malda district, the police said on Monday.

Last Updated: May 13, 2013, 09:50 AM IST

Malda: Five persons, including four children, died after being hit by lightning during a thundershower at Chancold in Malda district, the police said on Monday.
Four children - Bittu Saha (10), Joyprakash Singha (11), Md Hossain (11) and Mumpy Khatun (13) - were killed by lightning at Harishchandrapur village when they went to pick mangoes during a thundershower last night.
In a separate incident, one farmer died after being struck by lightning when he was returning from field at Kushal village.

PTI