Lightning kills three in Gujarat

Rajkot: Three persons including a woman, were killed in lightning as heavy rains lashed Saurashtra region of Gujarat since yesterday, police said Monday.

Pala Kodiyatar (45) was killed when lightning struck him in Billeshwar town of Porbandar district, they said.

In a similar incident, Jayesh Vasava (33) was killed in Jetalsar town of Rajkot district.

Also, a woman identified as Vasant Vekariya (30) was working in a field when she was struck by lightning in Nagvadar town of Rajkot, police said.

Two others sustained burn injuries due to lightning.

The entire Saurashtra region received moderate to hevy rains in past 24 hours, MET sources said.