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2 killed, 10 injured in lightning incidents


Aurangabad: Two persons, including a woman, were killed and 10 others injured in separate cases of lightning in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, a police official said today.

Eighteen year-old Sikander Yadav was fatally struck by lighting at Phulwaria village last night while grazing cattle in a field, Tandwa police station in-charge Anil Dubey said.

In another incident, a woman identified as Chando Devi died of lightning while she took shelter under a tree at Majhauli village, Deo police station in-charge Pramod Kumar said.

In another incident, 10 persons received burn injuries in cases of lightning at Bodhi Bigaha village under Simra police station area, police said.

The injured persons have been admitted to Sadar hospital where the condition of three was stated to be critical.

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