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3 killed, 5 injured by lightning strike


Raipur: Three people, including two minors, were killed and five others injured after they were struck by lightning in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district, police said today.

The incident took place when the victims were sitting in the courtyard of their house in Munga village under Darbha police station limits last night, Darbha Station House Officer Durgesh Sharma told.

The victims were rushed to a hospital where Kumaru (14), his sister Sita (4) and their relative Motli (45) were declared dead on arrival.

Five others injured in the incident are undergoing treatment and their condition is stated to be normal, the SHO said.

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